Stephen Newton, Kendall Jarrett

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This chapter focuses on becoming a leader. Despite the very different backgrounds and experiences of the three contributors, several common themes are apparent, not least the articulation of profound statements relating to awareness of leadership capabilities. The value of such criticality, especially at a time when becoming a leader in higher education (HE) brings with it a need to challenge a number of assumptions surrounding the validity and utility of HE, is vitally important. For Masika Rachel and Rumschlag Booms Emily, in different ways and with different emphases, each espouses idea of leadership as service. Rachel refers explicitly to servant leadership as a guiding principle as well as need for ‘purpose’ - not simply to establish where one is leading, but why. For Thomas Dave, leadership appears to revolve around combating the structural inequalities he routinely encounters that manifest as, among other things, the racial ‘attainment gap’ that pervades all levels of HE and of which he offers compelling examples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Practice of Leadership in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationReal-world Perspectives on Becoming, Being and Leaving
Place of PublicationLondon, U. K.
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781000179484
ISBN (Print)9780367423650
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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Newton, S., & Jarrett, K. (2020). Summary. In The Practice of Leadership in Higher Education: Real-world Perspectives on Becoming, Being and Leaving (pp. 204-205). Taylor and Francis.