Executive and organisational leadership development in universities : exploring key elements and perceptions

Drew, Glenys Merle (2009) Executive and organisational leadership development in universities : exploring key elements and perceptions. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


Organisational and leadership development is said to be one of the most challenging and important activities facing universities, particularly in the current environment of fast-paced change and accelerated age-related attrition. Succession leadership development being timely, the purpose of this study was to explore the nature of leadership development most suited to meeting the leadership and organisational development challenges for contemporary universities. A blend of literature-based and empirical research was undertaken. This resulted in seven papers submitted to internationally refereed journals; five papers published, one in press, and one under review. Six of these are sole authored papers and one is a co-authored paper. The papers identify some of the issues and challenges facing the tertiary sector. They shed light on factors influencing executive and organisational leadership development deriving from the literature review and from empirical research reporting the views of current university leaders. The papers and submission document herein include recommendations and suggested models informing executive and organisational leadership development in universities. The "Lantern" model - an Illuminated Model for Organisational Leadership Development - is a key original conceptual model framing the study.

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ID Code: 31753
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Ehrich, Lisa & Hansford, Brian
Keywords: organisational leadership, university leadership, leadership development, age‐related attrition, Lantern model
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 13 Apr 2010 06:03
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 19:55

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