Nelson Mandela (1995) has been credited with having conceived of the notion “leading from the rear” to characterize his theory that “great leaders” resemble shepherds who guide their flocks from behind, acting as an arrière-garde rather than as a vulnerable avant-garde that pierces forward open to attack. Indeed, as Dunigan (2018) notes, “the dynamics and principles of great leadership are universal”; teachers who lead effectively will all follow the same four principal “arrière-garde” tactics, even if they do not realize it: Foresight, visioning, partnering, and motivating will promote purposeful, cooperative environments that stimulate learning.
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