THE ROLE OF STRATEGIC LEADERS IN ADOPTING THE STRATEGIC RENEWAL APPROACH TO IMPROVE IRAQI EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS / AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF THE OPINIONS OF A SAMPLE OF STRATEGIC LEADERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TIKRIT
The current study aims to examine the role played by strategic leaders in adopting the patterns of strategic renewal and all that is characterized by modernity to upgrade Iraqi educational organizations, diagnose defects and shortcomings and provide solutions. What is acceptable today is not to be acceptable tomorrow, as the most important feature that characterizes the world today is change. A successful organization is the one that has the ability to present and keep pace with everything that is new. Whenever the organization succeeds in that and accelerates the wheel of renewal it is to be capable to lead the competition it is in. Therefore, this study comes to identify the role of strategic leadership in supporting the speed of this wheel using the descriptive analytical method and adopts the deductive and inductive approach to reach the conclusions. The study comes out with a number of the most important conclusions which are that strategic leaders have a positive role in increasing the processes of strategic renewal in the research organization at the overall level, but it is not at the level required to support the radical renewal processes. The study also presents a set of proposals in light of these conclusions, the most important of which is the need to give the radical renewal processes a top priority by the strategic leaders in the organization under study, as it is one of the core duties of those leaders.
strategic leaders, strategic renewal, radical renewal, Gradual renewal.