|Editor||P. Cunningham & N. Fretwell (eds.) Creating Communities: Local, National and Global|
The quality of education largely depends on the effective, strong and creative leader. Thus the school leader’s role today activates the role of cooperation in the leadership as well. The aim of the study is to form understanding about being a creative leader, what the leadership is, how schools can function and work differently and how exact distributed leadership expressions could look like in practice. The paper reflects on interviews with 232 Deputy Directors and 8 school Directors (2010-2012) about leadership in the school and how to prepare teachers for the role of leadership. Keywords: Challenges in leadership, collaboration, leadership, distributed leadership, creative leader.