Great article here about the nature of relationships that seems to me to be imbedded at the gentic level of school culture. http://www.robevans.org/Pages/prodev/getting2no.htm
He makes an excellent point later in the article about the importance of leadership through change. Essentially, leaders need to answer/explain three questions in any environment that the seek to bring about change:
1. Why do we need to change?
2. What do we need to change?
3. How do we bring about this change?
Why? What? How?