Absolutely Australia's Lowest Prices

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Leadership in Post Compulsory Education

This is an empirical study of everyday leadership practices in action in a post-compulsory education context. The issue of 'leadership'; the need for good, insightful and decisive leaders is a prominent theme in Education. Yet few can define exactly what leadership is. This book examines the phenomenon of leadership in post-compulsory education through the careful description and analysis of a long-term observational study of college Principals at work. In contrast to other, more theoretical, attempts to understand leadership, this book develops an understanding of leadership by pointing to specific examples of what leaders actually do as they go about their everyday work of resolving organisational issues. Instead of presenting leaders as charismatic heroes this book investigates a number of familiar, routine, aspects of everyday leadership work: how leadership is 'performed'; the various technologies - email, documents, slide presentations - involved in leadership work; the everyday management of organisational personnel and meetings; and, how success and failure is defined and understood by the leaders themselves. It concludes with some suggestions of what is learned from understanding leadership as everyday work and some 'cautionary tales' for those who would become educational leaders themselves.
Product Details

Table of Contents

Foreword Lynne Sedgemore; Introduction: Understanding Leadership; 1. Leadership: A Critical Review; 2. Investigating Leadership Work; 3. Leadership as Mundane Work; 4. Leadership: Presentation, Production and Performance; 5. Technologies of Leadership; 6. Leadership: Success and Failure; 7. Conclusion: Cautionary Tales for Leaders; Bibliography; Index.

About the Author

Connor Graham is a Researcher in the Computing Department at Lancaster University, UK, and an Honorary Fellow in the Department of Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Marian Iszatt-White is a Teaching Fellow in the Management Development Division of Lancaster University Management School, UK. Simon Kelly is a Lecturer in the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology of Lancaster University Management School, UK. David Randall is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Mark Rouncefield is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Computing, Lancaster University, UK. He was Director of the 'Explicating Leadership' and 'Technologies of Leadership' projects and is particularly associated with the development of ethnographic research methods.

Look for similar items by category
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Leadership in Post Compulsory Education on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Back to top