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Bottery, Mike – Management in Education, 2016
This article begins by examining the possible meanings of "sustainability," and argues that most meanings are prescriptive rather than descriptive in nature: they tend, either overtly or covertly, to recommend the particular end-states that writers desire. The article then looks at the threats to leadership sustainability, suggesting…
Descriptors: Leadership, Sustainability, Leadership Role, Problems
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Bottery, Mike; Ngai, George; Wong, P. M.; Wong, P. H. – Management in Education, 2007
In an age of greater government control and direction of schools, and yet simultaneously a greater devolution of responsibility, there is an international literature suggesting that many in leadership positions feel so pressured that they are seeking early retirement, or simply not coming forward in the first place (e.g. Gronn, 2003; Fullan,…
Descriptors: Inspection, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Bottery, Mike – Management in Education, 2004
In this paper, the author demonstrates the importance of trust for educators. He describes the different developmental stages, different foundations, and different levels of trust. He also discusses what educational leaders can do about it by suggesting a number of different strategies: (1) recognizing that trust is a multi-level concept; (2)…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Role, Government School Relationship, Interpersonal Competence