Lyderio ugdymo aktualijos transformuojantis rinkomsir visuomenei

Translated title of the contribution: The problem of today's leaders education during integration into the transatlantic structures

Rasa Smaliukiene, Dalia Prakapiene, Romas Prakapas

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In the process of market globalisation the modern state and society depend on social, economical, technological systems administration. All these things influence the opinion and the present day leader can't be simply an administrator who regulates market and society relationship and assures the aspiration to establish society wealth standard and appropriate share of the profit to the shareholders. He must initiate processes which influence the wealth of society. This initiative can't be orientated only to the state, local government or other state funds supplies usage. It should combine state and private capital and guarantee the profit to society, state and private sector. The initiation of such processes is complicated and needs special abilities which must be a part of today's leader. The changes of the surroundings settle the idea that new-presented public sector administrators and business managers in high education system must not only understand state and business system, their function and regulation of mechanism, but also initiate the processes using the surrounding possibilities. This is an actual theoretical and practical problem of higher education preparing market and public sector managers. The problem that is analysed in this article could be described as an arising problem of preparation administrators and business managers in the higher education system. The aim of this problem is that according to new syllabus, using new possibilities new prepared specialists do not act according to changed conditions and rule initially these changes. The object of the research in this article is the essential abilities of the students who study public administration and business management in high schools of Lithuania. The abilities, which let initiate processes and their training in high education system, should become one of the solution possibilities to solve the formulated problem. That's why the aim of the presented research is to show up and to substantiate the further development of public administration specialists in Lithuania. The priority attention is played to the training of leaders' abilities. Leadership is now understood to imply collective action in such a way as to bring about significant change while raising the competencies of all those involved. Such understanding is very important in transformational processes that are undergoing in Lithuania. New challenges for high education are seen. The purpose of the research was to explore the leadership abilities between public administration and business management students in Lithuanian high schools. The results of this study suggest that the future managers have clear goals; they are able to orientate well and make influence on the others. These qualities will help them to integrate into the European Union's and other organizations' activities. During the research it was pointed that the other important part of the leadership was expressed much weaker. The least expressed features are continuing of the development (27 % had this feature) and ability to teach others (32 %). These results reveal the weak side of leader training; which can have influence on the preparation of high qualification specialists. Moreover, continuing education is becoming more important in European and Lithuanian education documents. Continuing education is called an engine of harmonious social life which will enhance to continue education for more people. The inability to teach others, which is characteristic to the future leaders, is against the opinion, that the leader or the manager is only the source of knowledge and a moral leader, or a person who stands in between his subordinates helping to get knowledge, skills and opinions needed in their profession.

Original languageLithuanian
Pages (from-to)218-223
Number of pages6
JournalBusiness: Theory and Practice
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

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