The author discusses challenges facing principals and identifies two of the major ones being isolation, which prevents principals from being exposed to new ideas, and the relentless pace of their jobs which inhibits the use of reflective practice to assist them in becoming more expert problem solvers.
Barnett, B. (2001). Preparing to face the challenges of principalship : the 'PRISM' model. https://research.acer.edu.au/apc_monographs/7