The Advance HE Leadership Scoping Study and Survey Report provides seminal research into leadership in Higher Education. Drawn from the research are eleven qualities (skills, competencies, and approaches) that have been suggested as most important, of which have been identified as hallmarks of ‘good’ leadership: these being ‘authentic’, ‘collaborative’ and ‘adaptable’.
These qualities will be the focus area for three new podcasts, which will serve as a resource that members can use to provide opportunities for reflection and learning as well as to stimulate discussions on leadership within their institutions.
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This project will be most relevant to:
Senior Leaders who will be interested in the findings of the leadership survey
HR and OD professionals who will be interested in the findings and considering organisational capability and their own internal offer/design
Current or aspiring leaders and managers who will be interested in the findings and wish to further develop their leadership approach
Participants on Advance HE open programmes.
Introductory blog: What leadership qualities are essential to enable Higher Education?
Ahead of the launch of the three podcasts exploring the qualities of ‘authenticity’, ‘collaboration’ and ‘adaptability’, colleagues from our Leadership, Organisational Development and Research team, share some initial thoughts on the essential qualities of effective leadership in Higher Education.
As part of the project, we will produce three podcasts that offer an initial exploration around each quality - authenticity, collaboration and adaptability - the conditions that promote them as well as a curiosity around the significance and consideration of our current sector context. They are intended to provide a resource for institutions to use in exploring these qualities within their own institutions. We hope that they create an opportunity for a ongoing dialogue in and across our institutions around the qualities that are most important, in enabling and empowering our colleagues and our sector to thrive.
Meet the team
Fiona Lennox-smith, Project Lead, Lead Consultant in the Leadership, Organisational Development and Research
Sarah Hubbard - Advance HE Senior Consultant in Leadership, Organisational Development and Research
Sarah is a Senior Consultant in the Leadership, Organisational Development and Research team. Sarah’s work is focused around designing for, and enabling participation and alignment, wellbeing and inclusion, leading to improved colleague engagement and performance, enhanced decision making and transformation.
Joanne Coysh - Senior Consultant in the Leadership, Organisational Development and Research
Joanne Coysh is a Senior Consultant in the Leadership, Organisational Development and Research team. She has spent the last 25 years working as a consultant, designing and researching collaborative spaces for problem-solving, learning and change with global charities and international organisations working with human rights, international development and humanitarian emergencies. Joanne works globally and with international groups having lived and worked overseas throughout her career.