Leadership for Change

  • Donna Augustine-Shaw
  • Robert Hachiya
  • Teresa Northern Miller


Principals deal with change every day. As they respond to these short- and long-term quandaries, principals must understand the changes that confront them in order to demonstrate knowledge about the process of change, ask the right questions to gain information, and make decisions that will yield positive outcomes. This chapter begins with a real-life scenario exemplifying multiple quandaries around current issues dealing with change. The chapter shares important perspectives on leading effective change including insight into first- and second-order change and key perspectives and viewpoints from renowned authors on change. Using these frames and strategies, a principal faced with quandaries can identify skillful responses and strategically put them into practice as they lead stakeholders and navigate change in their schools.


Change Leadership Principal 


  1. Acker-Hocevar, M., Miller, T. N., & Ivory, G. (2009). The UCEA project on education leadership: Voices from the field phase 3. Educational Considerations, 36(2), 1–7.Google Scholar
  2. Deal, T. E., & Peterson, K. D. (2009). Shaping school culture. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.Google Scholar
  3. Foster, W. P. (1986). Paradigms and promises: New approaches to educational administration. Amherst: Prometheus Books.Google Scholar
  4. Fullan, M. (2001a). Leading in a culture of change (3rd ed.). New York: Teachers College Press.Google Scholar
  5. Fullan, M. (2001b). The new meaning of educational change (4th ed.). New York: Teachers College Press.Google Scholar
  6. Fullan, M. (2008). The six secrets of change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.Google Scholar
  7. Goodwin, B., Cameron, G., & Hein, H. (2015). Balanced leadership for powerful learning. Denver: McRel International.Google Scholar
  8. Hall, G. E., & Hord, S. M. (2015). Implementing change: Patterns, principles, and potholes (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River: Pearson.Google Scholar
  9. Hargreaves, A., & Fullan, M. (2012). Professional capital. New York: Teachers College Press.Google Scholar
  10. Lambert, L. (2003). Leadership capacity for lasting school improvement. Alexandria: ASCD.Google Scholar
  11. National Policy Board for Educational Administration. (2015). Professional standards for educational leaders, 2015. Reston: Author.Google Scholar
  12. Spiro, J. (2009). Leading change handbook: Concepts and tools. The Wallace Foundation. Retrieved from
  13. Wagner, T., & Kegan, R. (2006). Change leadership: A practical guide to transforming our schools. San Francisco: Wiley.Google Scholar
  14. Wolcott, H. F. (2003). The man in the principal’s office: An ethnography (updated edition). Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donna Augustine-Shaw
    • 1
  • Robert Hachiya
    • 1
  • Teresa Northern Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Kansas State UniversityManhattanUSA

Personalised recommendations