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Blending Leadership by Dr. Brad Ovenell-Carter, Dr. Reshan Richards, Stephen J. Valentine

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INTRODUCTION

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“Leaders ‘define reality’” (De Pree, 2004, p. 11). That idea, offered by Max De Pree in Leadership Is an Art, is as good a place as any to begin to think about leadership, online and off. It implies both thinking and doing, both strategy and tactics. A leader defining reality must establish the ways in which people interact; the attitudes and approaches an organizational culture will or will not tolerate; the ground rules and guidelines from which activity springs.

THE CASE FOR BLENDED LEADERSHIP

Anyone who works in schools knows that, increasingly, educational activity is shaped and sifted and moderated ...

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