High-Performance School Leadership: Criteria and Leadership Formation

  • Andrew Thomas Ujil Fakulti Psikologi dan Pendidikan, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Christina Andin Fakulti Psikologi dan Pendidikan, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
Keywords: high performance leaders, high performance leader criteria, leadership development, continum leadership development, leadership phase


High-performance leaders are clearly stated as a wish in the 5 PPPM Shift 2013 -2025 which ensures high-performance leadership is placed in each school that refers to the principal and headmaster of excellence. High-performing leaders are recognized to drive the achievement of students towards excellence due to their ability to ensure the civilization and positive school environment, clear direction, close collaboration, high commitment, staff improvement program and good external relation. Recognizing the importance of high-performing leaders in creating more Cluster School of Excellence (SKK), the criteria, leadership training and leader development process are highlighted as well as describing the study gap based on the development of high-performing leadership. The criteria of high-performing leaders include leaders’ practices, preliminary factors, and leaders’ future direction. Next, leadership training such as NPQEL is closely linked to the Continum Leadership Development. Leadership development is based on leadership phase before starting career, while being a teacher, before becoming headmaster, while being headmaster, while being SKK headmaster, and future phase. Discussions on these aspects have led to the findings of the study’s gap on matters in the development phases of SKK’s headmaster as well as in the conceptual framework that have a profound impact on high-performance leaders.


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Ujil, A. T., & Andin, C. (2018). High-Performance School Leadership: Criteria and Leadership Formation. Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 3(2), 113 - 126. Retrieved from https://msocialsciences.com/index.php/mjssh/article/view/89