A hybrid model of distributed leadership theory: Federated leadership

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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 Sep 2014
EventBritish Academy of Management Conference 2014 - University of Ulster, Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Sep 201411 Sep 2014


ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Conference 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom

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