Like entire societies, also schools are rapidly changing in most countries. The role of schooling and educating is taking an ever more important role in nation building and future creation. Traditionally, schools and educational administrational systems have been rather hierarchical, bureaucratic and topdown entities. The old model has been heavily criticized and today we are building organizations that are more flexible, network-based internally and externally, flat structured, and professionally oriented.
The concepts of school organizations and school leadership are changing. Leading and managing schools is dramatically changing from the old paradigm of top-down administration to the quantum paradigm. The concept of leadership is evolving from a one-leader paradigm towards collaboration,
participation and teacher leadership. This all calls for a deeper understanding for all school leaders to grow as leaders.