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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.


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

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