Academic Leadership: The Online Journal


“Putting the right person at the right place at the right time” may be an old adage. However, for an organization to sustain on, the statement may remain significant and relevant. When deciding the leadership to play its role and to execute its function effectively and efficiently, this maxim remains a tag line to help make the organization, particularly educational institutions, to move towards the right track. Hence, the notion of leadership and its positioning in higher education arena refers not only to the strategic moves and tracks in meeting the unceasing demand for and a great diversification in this level of education system (UNESCO, 1998), but also the locality of internal and external leadership positioning that enhances growth and sustainability of the institution (Morshidi, 2009).