Looking at leadership differently: Ideas from outside, ideas from inside

Year: 2008

Author: Cranston, Neil, Ehrich, Lisa

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper explores how we might look at educational leadership differently by drawing on three different sources for ideas. The first part of the paper examines some of the key leadership learnings from recent research with a number of prominent Australians- all from non-education sectors. The second part of the paper then examines recent national and international research to identify emerging trends in school and educational leadership. The final part of the paper then draws together the commonalities across these two different yet complementary approaches (outside and inside) to thinking about leadership, identifying some critical dilemmas that need to be considered.