A hybrid model of distributed leadership theory: Federated leadership

Catherine McCauley-Smith

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    Over recent decades there has been a seemingly continuous reform of the UK public sector.
    Political intervention continues to have strategic impact on education in particular. Various
    approaches have addressed education improvement ranging from tackling failing schools to
    building new ones. This paper concerns a merger of three schools brought together onto a
    purpose built new site supported by a highly unusual leadership structure enabled though
    educational legislation known as ‘federated’ leadership. A case study organization is
    explored to determine if federated leadership is something new or a hybrid of existing
    leadership theories.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBAM2014 Conference Proceedings
    PublisherThe British Academy of Management
    Number of pages22
    ISBN (Print)9780954960872
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2014
    EventBritish Academy of Management Conference 2014 - University of Ulster, Belfast, United Kingdom
    Duration: 9 Sept 201411 Sept 2014


    ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Conference 2014
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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