Planning for Higher Education Journal

Agile Leadership in a Volatile World

It Calls for Self-Awareness, Thinking Differently, and Creating Organizational Change
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From Volume 49 Number 3 | April–June 2021
By Michael Edmondson, PhD

An agile mindset exercised by leadership and distilled down into organizational culture is the prerequisite for any higher education institution planning to transform itself in an age of constant disruption. The post-pandemic world will continue to present new challenges for colleges and universities as they seek innovative solutions to plan for an ever increasing volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environment. Higher education leaders would serve themselves and their institutions well by learning how to practice the six attributes of an agile leader in a volatile world.

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