There are so many demands for building leaders. It is difficult for one person or administrative team from a building to lead everything that is part of sustained, meaningful change towards increased student achievement. Distributing the leadership across a school building makes this task much easier.
Research shows distributed leadership may be the most significant action a principal can take to help develop and support a collaborative culture in a school. In addition, distributed leadership is indispensable in school change efforts that address the development of effective, inclusive schools.