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What is Intellectual Stimulation

Quality Management Principles and Policies in Higher Education
A leader’s ability to instill innovative and creative capabilities into followers as a way of building their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
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Leadership and Innovative Approaches in Higher Education
Sulaiman Olusegun Atiku (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) and Richmond Anane-simon (Pentecost University College, Ghana)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1017-9.ch005
The place of leadership support for technological innovation in advancing quality management in higher education cannot be underrated in the fourth industrial revolution. This chapter examines the role of leadership in higher education and innovative teaching and learning methods for quality assurance in higher education system. The literature review approach and author observation were adopted to cross-examine the influence of leadership on innovative teaching/learning methods and quality assurance in higher education. This chapter shows that leadership support for innovative teaching and learning methods is a benchmark for quality assurance in higher education in recent times. Therefore, no meaningful change will happen in any higher institution without a strong leadership support for innovation and quality management. Policymakers in higher education should create a climate that promotes creativity and innovation by ensuring that transformational leaders are at the helm of affairs for quality management.
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Departure of the Expert Systems Project Champion
Challenge others to aspire to imaginative use of their individual skills.
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Exploring Transformational Head Teachers' Practices of Digitalization in the Primary School
In the context of leadership, the idea of intellectual stimulation entails motivating and stretching people to think critically, creatively, and independently. Leaders who engage in intellectual stimulation develop a culture that values and encourages original thought, curiosity, and lifelong learning. Intellectually stimulating leaders encourage their followers to challenge presumptions, consider novel concepts, and approach issues from several perspectives.
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Examining the Role of Green Transformational Leadership on Promoting Green Organizational Behavior
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Transformational Leadership and Innovative Work Behavior of Employees: Two Sides of the Story
One of the factors of transformational leadership. The degree to which a leader challenges and encourages creativity and critical thinking in their followers. Leaders scoring high on this will often ask their followers to reflect on their work.
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Exploring the Transformational Head Teachers' Diversity Practices in Primary Schools of Bangladesh
A vital component of transformative leadership is intellectual stimulation, which involves challenging and inspiring followers to think independently, critically, and creatively. A culture of curiosity, ongoing learning, and creativity is fostered by leaders who are intellectually stimulated inside their team or business.
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