The charismatic school leader: Potent myth or persuasive effect?

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    This paper looks at a single-site case study, a primary school subject to Special Measures, researched by the author over a three-year period. Taking the Conger and Kanungo (1998) concept of the charismatic leader, it asks why either the person of the leader or the process of leadership can mask the fundamental issues in primary schools that face complex and challenging situational factors. It concludes that one of the reasons for the continued potency of the leadership myth is the followers' demand for it.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)273-287
    Number of pages15
    JournalSchool Leadership and Management
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Education
    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
    • Strategy and Management


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