In other words, just the Boss

30th January 2004 at 00:00
There's been a lot of talk recently about "leadership" and "management" in further education. These are two different things, say the powers that be.

Just in case you were confused, the latest research report from the Learning and Skills Development Agency, pithily titled International Comparitor Contexts, explains all.

"The still dominant conceptualisation of leadership focusses on the leader as an individual who is able to transform organisational performance.

"Managers merely transact administrative and operational issues, controlling and directing others in response to the vision and ideas generated by the leader."

Still in the dark? More help is at hand, says the report.

It adds: "Perren and Burgoyne (2002) offer a dynamic web-based leadership and management nexus that can be used interactively by different communities of practice that transcend geographical boundaries but are enabled by such a framework to develop context-sensitive abilities."

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today