Journal article

Leadership in Uncertain Times

D Gurr, L Drysdale

International Studies in Educational Administration | Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management | Published : 2017


In times of great change, complexity, and uncertainty, school leaders are challenged to adapt and navigate their way through the tide of internal and external forces to create the best positive outcome for students and the school community. While this is essentially a conceptual paper, it is framed as a research informed analysis of key capabilities that leaders will need to draw on in times of uncertainty. It draws on both the business and education literature as well as our own observations from our research. We propose that there are domains of practice that will remain key for school leaders into the foreseeable future. Seven domains are outlined: understanding the context, setting direc..

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