Leadership as Lunacy
And Other Metaphors for Educational Leadership
- Jacky Lumby - University of Southampton, UK
- Fenwick W. English - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Leadership | Reflective Practice
The authors guide readers on a journey of "intellectual pyrotechnics," drawing you through historical perspectives and cognitive possibilities that inspire, resolve, confuse, and provoke reflection on the state of leadership in education. The authors examine:
- Various interpretations of metaphor and how metaphors have been used to define leadership
- The current debate and discourse pertaining to educational leadership models
- How metaphors can stimulate reflection and inspire self-growth.
"Lumby and English have exposed the power of language to shape meaning, engage, and enrich. Their work is an important contribution to how we understand and practice leadership in all fields."
"This book will challenge, enlighten and transform. Ultimately, the authors invite us to re-examine our core values and place the humanity of children at the center of our work."
"Authors Jacky Lumby and Fenwick English look at educational leadership through the lens of language and how metaphors have sometimes limited and stymied the true meaning of education and what educational leaders can and should be working to achieve."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: The Presence and Power of Metaphors