Stephen Newton, Kendall Jarrett

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This part conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters. The part explores a variety of leadership perspectives from within and outside the higher education (HE) sector. It explores effecting change by building on values and expertise and highlights the value of distributed leadership versus an unduly structured approach - setting out a vision and influencing others to engage around it rather than the ‘heroic leader’ setting goals to be accomplished. The part examines leading complex systems, via the lens of multi-academy trusts in the UK and similar educational partnerships in Sweden and South Africa. It also explores corporate leadership from the perspective of ‘good’ versus ‘bad’. The part provides an insight into military leadership and the view that leadership capability is considered a core competence. It offers the reader a chance to connect the worlds of public and third sector leadership with the growing realities of leadership in HE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Practice of Leadership in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationReal-world Perspectives on Becoming, Being and Leaving
EditorsK. Jarrett, S. Newton
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781000179484
ISBN (Print)9780367423650
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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