Creative Leadership Signposts in Higher Education: … Turn by J. Fiona Peterson

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By J. Fiona Peterson

Via genuine tales, the writer indicates how she made inventive connections in construction her personal wisdom on current and previous adventure, with mirrored image on how perform will be more desirable with a transparent specialize in collegiality and strategic results. This strategy displays the 5 artistic management signposts that she explains and illustrates through the ebook.

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They identified key challenges faced, as addressing the need for strategic leadership, flexibility, creativity and change-capability, among others. , 2008). 44). To that end, I decided to share my personal reflections and propose ways of thinking about leadership that I have found useful. I also explain my interpretation and application of that thinking, and discuss the strategic outcomes that have been possible as a result. While the context of my experience is in higher education, it may be that my stories, ideas and learning about leadership on the ground are useful in other settings too.

I learned a lot about interpreting the cues and signposts for that round trip past the duck pond. This meant that I was able to pass on what I had learned, including my mistakes, to supplement those written instructions for other guests who asked me about my experience before they set off themselves. This prompted me to reflect on how much easier it would have been if someone else had gone with me to talk through the instructions, the signposts and the journey, or at least if my phone had worked so I could quickly check with Ricardo.

In particular, we need to know more about how to adopt this approach successfully at the local level, in winning the hearts and minds of our academic colleagues and achieving strategic outcomes. Jacky Lumby reviewed research commissioned by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education in the United Kingdom, in relation to a wider literature search. In highlighting the need for further research, she suggests: Evidence would be useful about the impact of leadership on teaching and learning, research and enterprise; that is, whether and to what extent outcomes are influenced by leadership.

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