The Drivers of Higher Education Leadership Competence: A Study of Moldovan HEI’s

Dawson, David ORCID: 0000-0002-4994-6169, Hepworth, John ORCID: 0000-0002-7121-719X, Bugaian, Larisa ORCID: 0000-0002-4478-5124 and Williams, Sue C (2018) The Drivers of Higher Education Leadership Competence: A Study of Moldovan HEI’s. Studies in Higher Education. ISSN 0307-5079

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Abstract

This paper examines the qualities and skills needed by leaders and managers in Higher Education; the extent to which leaders and managers in 15 Moldovan Institutions perceive themselves to hold those qualities and skills; and the main drivers for holding higher levels of them. Review of the literature suggests that the qualities and skills examined belong to nine domains. The leaders and managers perceive themselves to be strongest on the Personal Values domain and weakest on Managing Resources. Where respondents have moved to the action stage of learning, perceive their organisation to be supportive of development, and have access to a broader range of development activities they are more likely to report higher levels of competence on the qualities and skills. The paper concludes that where institutions want to develop leadership and management capacity they need to help leaders and managers to psychologically commit to acting on their development needs.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leadership, Competence, Action, Organisational Support
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD58 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business and Technology > Business & Enterprise Management
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: David Dawson
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 14:09
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2019 11:57
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6296

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