Suhteissa muovautuvat johtajuudet yksityisen varhaiskasvatuksen johtajien moniäänisissä kertomuksissa
Keywords:leadership, relationality, private early childhood education, narrativity
The article examines the leadership of private early childhood education as a phenomenon that is shaped in different relations. The study draws on interviews with managers of private early childhood education in different leadership positions from across Finland. Dialogical analysis is used to identify narratives from interviews in which leaders talk about leadership in relation to themselves and their life course, substance, work, stakeholders, and society. Three different leadership narratives are discussed: leadership as a way of life, balancing leadership and developmental leadership.