A Leadership Strategy to Enhance Faculty Members’ Global Leadership in Higher Education Institutions in North Guangdong Province, China

  • Xu Zheng Assumption University
  • Yan Ye Assumption University
Keywords: Faculty Members, Global Leadership competencies, higher education institution


The purpose of this study was to analysis faculty members’ global leadership in higher education institutions in north Guangdong province China. The study was developed based on the key findings of both qualitative and quantitative parts.

The study employed explanatory sequential methods by doing qualitative literature review and using the results of the literature review analysis in quantitative process. The qualitative research part findings showed that the global leadership competencies ideally focuses on improvement of personal concerns, behavior and organization development.  Organizational factors including inspiration of change and innovation (ICI), inspiration of change demand (ICD), organizational change team (OCT), construction of share vision (CSV), enhancement of faculty member empowerment (EFE). Personal factors including attitude towards teaching (ATT), demand for professional development (DPD), awareness concerns (AC), consequence concerns (CC), refocusing concerns (Western & Garcia). Global leadership competencies are including perception management (PM), relationship management (RM), and self-management(SM).

The survey data collected from 344 faculty members who come from four different universities in North Guangdong province, China. The result were used to determine the current level of global leadership competencies, the differences of faculty members’ global leadership competencies according their personal and organizational factors and the degree that personal and organizational factors impacted on faculty members’ global leadership competencies in higher education institutions in north Guangdong province China.