28 June 2010, by Dr Julie Wells
Why does understanding the `big policy picture’ matter to leaders in tertiary education, and how might we use it to our advantage?
Obviously, it gives context to our work. A successful leader will interpret and develop effective institutional responses to important policy issues, while also translating their implications for others. However, the policy environment i s complex and distracting. A successful leader is one who can distinguish those issues that merit attention from those which just burn energy.