It is hardly controversial to observe that leadership-as-a-good-thing is deeply entrenched in our common culture. Much is expected of leaders and leadership when economic, managerial or other crises have to be met. The solutions to restructuring for purposes of greater efficiency and effectiveness, whether in private or public sector organizations such as schools, for example, are widely sought in better leadership or ‘strong leaders’ who are believed capable of steering the organization in desired directions.