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South African Journal of Education

On-line version ISSN 2076-3433
Print version ISSN 0256-0100

Abstract

GAGE, Timothy  and  SMITH, Clive. Leadership intelligence: Unlocking the potential for school leadership effectiveness. S. Afr. j. educ. [online]. 2016, vol.36, n.4, pp.1-9. ISSN 2076-3433.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15700/saje.v36n4a1328.

Top performing companies have long used intelligence tests in their selection procedures to predict who the best leaders are. However, no longer are the brightest favoured, or guaranteed success. A post-modern world demands a fresh outlook on leadership. How can school leaders judge their effectiveness? How can school leaders lead intelligently? This article explores a theoretical approach to effective school leadership in an emerging context, which embraces a holistic understanding of intelligence. While individual rational (IQ), emotional (EQ) and spiritual (SQ) intelligences are necessary for a leader, their true power lies in maintaining a balance among all three. This is known as leadership intelligence (LQ).

Keywords : emotional intelligence; holistic leadership; integrated leadership; intelligence; leadership; leadership effectiveness; leadership intelligence; organisational change; rational intelligence; spiritual intelligence.

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