Redefining University Leadership for the 21st Century

Redefining University Leadership for the 21st Century

In a constantly changing economic environment, higher education institutions need to adapt in order to be relevant to their stakeholders and the society. The unpredictable landscape also demands a ...
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Leadership in a VUCA World

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Christina Chow and Clement Leung


This chapter looks at the concept of a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) environment brought on by politics, society, economy and the environment. To counter uncertainty and ambiguity in this environment, internal organizational simplicity is needed to enable an institution to be agile and responsive. It requires a different focus on strategy and leadership development – one which focuses on vision, understanding, clarity, and agility.


Adaptive Thinking, Agility, Complex and Ambiguous, Complexity, Uncertain, Volatile.


RMIT University Melbourne Australia.