Foreword by Beverly Hall ix Introduction: Women Leaders Redefine Leadership 1 1. Five Ways Women Lead 5 Relational Leadership 6 Leadership for Social Justice 10 Spiritual Leadership 13 Leadership for Learning 18 Balanced Leadership 21 2. Our Status: Women School Administrators 27 History of Gender and School Leadership Research 31 Gender and Leading for Change 36 3. A New Way: Diverse Collective Leadership 41 Leading Collectively for Change 44 Relational Power 46 Social Network Theories and Change 48 Fluid Lines of Communication 51 The Power of Cognitive Shifts 54 Stages of Cognitive Shifts 57 4. A Closer Look at Collective Leadership in Practice 63 From Distributed Leadership to Diverse Collective Leadership 64 Three Ways to Support a Dynamic Culture 66 The Power of Integration: A Personal Skill 69 Working With and Through Others 72 School as Social Movement 75 5. Beyond Gender? 83 Leadership Shaped by Women 84 Making Meaning of Leadership 89 Embracing the Power of the Collective 92 Sustainable Leadership 96 Conclusion: Generating the Power of a Diverse Collective 101 References 107 Index 123
Margaret Grogan is dean of the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University. Charol Shakeshaft is the department chair of Educational Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University.