With the developments in the information age in the education sector, there are great changes in management understanding and managerial attitudes. In this period, when competition in education is widespread, education leaders have a great contribution in helping educational institutions reach their goals. Performance and motivation of employees play an important role in achieving these goals. There is a great need for educational leaders who give importance to the performance of the employees in educational institutions and adopt a management approach that will increase their performance. The aim of this research is to show the effect of the leadership characteristics of the managers in educational institutions on the performance of the employees. In the research, education, leadership, management concepts, performance and motivation concepts are also examined. As a result of the research, it was seen that the leadership characteristics of the education administrators are effective on the performance of the employees. In the light of the findings, it is recommended that the administrators of educational institutions take leadership training. The attitudes and behaviors of educational administrators and the vision they put forward as a leader, and their attitudes towards management with employees affect performance.
Education Management, School Management, Leadership, Educational Institutions, Leadership Styles.