This chapter takes up a theme identified in Chapter Eight, which explored the dynamics of trying to have influence in circumstances that place the practice of leadership work under pressure. The chapter uses the concept of emotional labour to further explore what can be involved in undertaking that sort of leadership work. It considers the accounts of the women in educational leadership roles in terms of their engagement with emotional labour.
|Title of host publication||Women of influence in education|
|Subtitle of host publication||Practising dilemmas and contesting spaces|
|Editors||Nita Cherry, Joy Higgs|
|Place of Publication||The Netherlands|
|Number of pages||15|
|ISBN (Print)||9789463008143, 9789463008136|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Name||Higher Education Horizon|
Cherry, N. (2017). Leadership as emotional labour. In N. Cherry, & J. Higgs (Eds.), Women of influence in education: Practising dilemmas and contesting spaces (1st ed., pp. 161-175). (Higher Education Horizon). Sense Publishers.