This study examined leaders’ roles in fostering collective genius innovation within one private elementary school, including managing the paradoxes of innovation. Based on content analysis of eleven participants, this study found that teamwork, clear student learning outcomes emphasizing individualized learning, design thinking, and a growth mindset, all impacted willingness to innovate. To develop conditions for collective genius, leaders again focus on teamwork as well as being relational. In terms of their management of the six innovative paradoxes, the school leaders tend to balance their affirmation of the individual and the group, support staff and parents, focus on experimentation and learning, improvisation, patience, and bottom-up initiatives.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Dissertations (MA) -- Organization Development; Creative ability -- Case studies; Group work in education -- Evaluation; Private schools -- Case studies
Date of Award
Graziadio Business School
Jones, Tanya L., "Leaders' roles in creating and sustaining collective genius" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 700.