The term ‘group think’ used to be – not that long ago – an insult in the realms of educational leadership. It was thought that the best work was done by a strong, charismatic leader with a clear vision who could inspire others to accept their lead and implement their ideas.
I’d argue there’s been a noticeable shift and not only in response to new management theories but also as a result of changes in preferred leadership styles.
What about the future? Given what appears to be even greater collaboration – and desire to collaborate – in schools and beyond, I would suggest that there is likely to be even greater emphasis on collaborative leadership.
To what extent, then, are online collaborative spaces contributing to efficient and effective leadership in schools?