ABSTRACT

High-leverage leaders feel responsible for generating the best possible outcomes for the young people whose wellbeing and attainment are entrusted to them. They are also prepared to be accountable – a more systemic, less personal attribute:

‘Responsibility’ may include accountability but can also refer to the capacity for individual choice and action (‘acting responsibly’) exercised without reference to another persons [sic]. Accountability is always other-directed, whereas responsibility is not.