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Leadership, Management, and Governance

Concepts of leadership, management, and governance cover the structures, systems, and processes that deliver the values, purposes, and outcomes of higher education. ‘Leadership’ is the skill of motivating, guiding, and empowering a team or organization towards a mutually agreed vision. ‘Management’ is the process of planning, leading, organizing, and monitoring people within a group or organization to achieve goals. ‘Governance’ refers to the processes and structures that facilitate decision-making and appropriate delegation of authority, accountability, and responsibility. Good governance aims to ensure legitimacy and transparency of decision-making to contribute to efficiency and effectiveness of the higher education institution.

Leadership, management, and governance is not a discrete entity that operates in a linear fashion; rather, it is the concept that interrelates and is dynamic and interdependent. As ...

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