Leadership, diversity and decision making

Maringe, Felix, Lumby, Jacky, Morrison, Marlene, Bhopal, Kalwant and Dyke, Martin (2007) Leadership, diversity and decision making. Lancaster, UK, Lancaster University, 39pp.


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This working paper reports on leadership decision making in the UK Further Education (FE) sector
drawing on the Integrating Diversity in Leadership project funded by the Centre for Excellence in
Leadership (CEL). The project was undertaken by a team from the University of Southampton and
Oxford Brookes University. The Full Report is available at:
The focus on leadership decision making arises from a conviction that increasing staff and student
diversity in the sector brings unprecedented challenges and implications for leading and managing
learning, learners and the learning community (Lumby with Coleman, 2007). Among the wide
ranging challenges is that of enabling groups and teams to deliver ‘quality decisions’ (Hoffberg and
Korver, 2006:2). The paper investigates the extent to which the increasing diversity in colleges
impacts on the decision making capacity of leadership teams and groups within the sector. Our
focus on this aspect of decision making is based on three key assumptions:

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Keywords: diversity, leadership. decision making
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education
ePrint ID: 50354
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
March 2007Published
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:27
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/50354

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