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Vice-chancellors are unlikely to succeed with a “hero leader” approach

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Published date 02 July 2018

I gave the Chairman’s address at the Advance HE leadership summit on 29 June 2018, arguing that the consensual model of leadership works best in higher education. The model of heroic leadership by a charismatic figurehead grips the public imagination, but tends to alienate academics, who need to believe you tap into their values and are able to interpret them. 

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