Elected public officials hold one of the highest levels of leadership. They are voted into office with the belief that they embody the ideals of a good leader and are charged with the all-encompassing task of making crucial decisions that affect all sectors of society and its constituents. There is pressure to produce results, maintain credibility in their performance, and build trust with constituents. It is essential that an assessment tool be used to help leaders gain perspective and understanding in determining the effectiveness of their leadership practices. The opportunities to self-evaluate allow leaders to continuously refine their craft to improve their performance and, thus, better serve the needs of their constituents. In Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, no process exists to evaluate the effectiveness of leadership practices of elected public officials. The results of this study will not only contribute to the scarce literature of public officials i

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Dissertations (EdD) -- Organizational leadership; Public officers -- Guam; Public officers -- Northern Mariana Islands; Political leadership -- Guam -- Evaluation; Political leadership -- Northern Mariana Islands -- Evaluation

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Graduate School of Education and Psychology



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Faculty Advisor

Schmieder-Ramirez, June