Global Leadership in a University Setting

Maryam Hassanzadeh, Abu Daud Silong, Ali Mohammad Hossein Zadeh, Hajar Ghadirian, Sara Kasmaienezhadfard


What is global leadership? How can we develop global leadership for a university? This study was conducted using the
qualitative approach through in-depth interviews of eight selected top leaders in a selected university. Based on the in-depth
interviews, the findings discussed are as follows; Global leadership is related to diversity. Global leaders need to be developed
with additional competencies to lead a university and to be able to compete worldwide. Global leadership has to operate in
diverse situations. This means that a global leader has to understand different cultures, different ideas and different beliefs. So
a global leader has to understand leading in diversity, which requires a different set of competencies. These include attitudes,
skills and knowledge. This study is significant because it fills a gap in current knowledge regarding the experience that leaders
perceived to be important in understanding and developing global leadership.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n2p353

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