leadership

the exercise of authority in directing or managing the work of others. It is often distinguished from management by being more concerned with direction and influence than with stability and efficiency. It has lately become a key focus because of its deemed importance in effecting positive change in schools. Clearly, there are other relevant issues to consider: professional knowledge and understanding, values, and morality. The ability to make change happen will only improve schools if that change has merit, regardless of the leadership skills employed.