Distributed leadership and organizational change: reviewing the evidence

Alma Harris, Kenneth Leithwood, Christopher Day, Pam Sammons, David Hopkins

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This article explores the relationship between distributed leadership and organizational change. It draws upon the existing literature to consider whether distributed forms of leadership influence development and change in schools. The article examines the research base relating to distributed leadership and organizational outcomes. It focuses on how different patterns or configurations of distributed leadership contribute to organizational development. The article concludes by highlighting issues that require further study and more empirical confirmation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-347
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Educational Change
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007


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