ERIC Number: ED488741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
The Changing Nature of Leadership. A CCL Research Report 2005
Center for Creative Leadership (NJ1)
Connected leadership is an emerging view of leadership as an inclusive and collective networked activity occurring throughout organizations. Out of this project grew the Changing Nature of Leadership (CNL) research. Its focus: to explore the current field of leadership and forecast future trends. CNL relied on several interdependent streams of research, including academic literature, surveys, benchmarking and classroom research. More than 300 respondents completed one or more aspects of the research. Of these respondents, 84.3 percent believe that the definition of effective leadership has changed in the last five years--indicating some interesting trends in leadership. But the question remains--how has leadership changed and will it look different in the future? The results across our numerous data points to one conclusion: leadership is changing and approaches focusing on flexibility, collaboration, crossing boundaries and collective leadership are expected to become a high priority.
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Leadership Effectiveness, Classroom Research, Research Methodology, Leadership Training, Benchmarking, Educational Change
Center for Creative Leadership, P.O. Box 26300, Greensboro, NC 27438-6300 Tel: 336-545-2810; Fax 336-282-3284.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC.