Ann Gold says, 'I take "values" to signify the core beliefs about life and about relating to other people that underpin understandings, principles and ethics about education and, here, about the leadership of education'. Many conflicting demands are made on school leaders in the twenty-first century, and there is an expectation of fast responses to those demands. This book is written for leadership practitioners and those who work with them, in order to encourage values-led responses to conflicting and tumultuous pressures. Leaders who can articulate their own values about education and about leadership in education are likely to make better informed and more profoundly professional decisions. Anne Gold has based her writing on her practice, research and teaching about leadership. In Values and Leadership she looks at values at the level of the individual school and school leader. Following the 'capabilities approach' of US philosopher Martha Nussbaum, she suggests strategies for developing greater awareness in school leaders and those they lead, in order to articulate and agree basic values about education and about leading education.