INFLUENCE OF INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP TECHNIQUES ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
SAGAYA, Abiodun A. (Ph.D.)
This paper focused on how innovative leadership techniques can influence student’s academic performance. Leadership can be termed as a relationship that involves planning, mobilizing, influencing, and guiding team members toward the desired goals. Innovation leadership in improving the quality of education is an effort to make sustainable school improvements. Student academic performance was briefly discussed in the paper. The paper discussed the techniques thus: steps, qualities and the skills that can be employed as an innovative leadership strategy to influence students’ academic performance. It was also concluded that innovative leaders are creative visionaries with good ideas that can be use to motivate subordinates to improve students’ academic performance. The study further made some recommendations that a school leader must be firm and innovative in nature in order to meet up with the modern techniques to facilitate effective teaching and learning. It was also recommended that to meet up with globalization in education sector, the educational leadership must be innovative in nature and be ready to move along with subordinates that are more focus on innovation to positively improve the students’ academic performance.