‘This book is refreshing and distinctive. It takes the individual as the starting-point and builds outwards from there, to the vital but often neglected interpersonal dimension and the turbulent contexts of modern education. Vignettes help to make the theory concrete and activities bring the reader right into the frame.’ – Ron Glatter, Emeritus Professor of Educational Administration and Management, The Open University and Hon. President of BELMAS
Effective leadership combines organisational skills and personal qualities. Building on notions of leadership at all levels, this book contains an invaluable bank of creative ideas to help teachers already in management positions, as well as those just starting out, to reflect on their personal and leadership development.
With a focus on organisational improvement and leading strategically within changing policy contexts, chapters interrogate key leadership issues such as managing people, values and context. Examples from the UK and internationally further demonstrate how to develop as a successful and sustainable leader.
Content includes: the influence of local and national contexts; accountability; working with stakeholders across boundaries and borders; approaches to change; becoming a strategic leader; the educational leader as researcher.
This is an essential resource for practising and aspiring educational leaders and managers and students on postgraduate or personal development courses, in the UK and internationally.
Chapter 10: Boundaries and Change
Boundaries and Change
This chapter will look at:
- the concept of boundary spanning and its relationship to leadership;
- change and educational leadership;
- personal leadership skills and change;
- the emotional and cultural components of change.
This section's title requires an explanation before moving on to approaches to change, though they are linked. The concept of boundaries in this section is used to focus in on both your personal boundaries in terms of skill and expertise and the boundaries that are created by people, consciously or unconsciously, so that they can be comfortable with the limits of their expertise. Leaders need to be able to boundary span in their leadership and move from managing and protecting boundaries (although this will still be necessary at times) to the capability to create ...