Happy New Year!
As my doctoral program rolls right along, I am currently in the throes of the literature review section of my dissertation. After some going back and forth between potential topics, I have decided to focus my dissertation on the theory of distributed leadership.
I’m still in the very early stages of the whole process; I have yet to develop a specific research question or methodologies by which to conduct research, but what I am doing presently is attempting to read everything about distributed leadership I can get my hands on. With this in mind, I am turning to the folks in my online professional network (i.e., any educator with whom I connect via blogging and/or social networking) for some direction.
I know many of you either work in environments where leadership tasks are distributed across staff, or may even be in formal leadership positions in which you distribute these tasks. In other words, you may have some personal and professional connection to or investment in this theory. If you have favorite resources or authors on the topic toward whom you can point me, I would be very appreciative if you could leave a note in the comments or shoot an email to damian at apaceofchange dot com. Of course, I am fully capable of using EBSCOhost and Google Scholar, but I’d like to see what articles, sources, books, or authors are favorites among my online colleagues, including critiques of the theory.
I thank you in advance for any suggestions you can send my way, and best wishes to all for a happy, healthy, productive, and educational 2012!