Drawing together current thinking and research by leading writers in the field, Educational Leadership will help you to understand and critically analyze key strategic aspects of educational leadership, including: leadership perspectives and values; external and internal contexts; autonomy and accountability; partnership and collaboration; leading strategy and change
The book explores major challenges for educational leaders in managing the increasingly permeable boundary between educational organizations and their external contexts, and reconciling environmental expectations and internal priorities. It will encourage you to positively problematize the field and reflect on current debates and issues.
This book is an essential resource for providers and students of graduate courses in educational leadership and management, as well as those involved in undertaking professional development programs. It will also serve the reflective practitioner as personal reference when occupying or aspiring towards leadership roles in schools, colleges and other educational organizations.
Chapter 7: The Strategy Lenses
The Strategy Lenses
There are different academic disciplines underpinning the way strategy is understood. Exploring the subject in terms of different perspectives is helpful because it provides different insights on issues relating to strategy and the management of strategy. Think of everyday discussions you have. It is not unusual for people to say: ‘But if you look at it this way …’. Taking one view can lead to a partial and perhaps biased understanding. A fuller picture, giving different insights, can be gained from multiple perspectives. In turn these different insights can prompt thinking about different options or solutions to strategic problems. There is, therefore, both conceptual and practical value in taking a multi-perspective approach to strategy.
This chapter builds on ...