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Chapter 6: Discussion and Conclusions Chapter 5 answered the research questions that have guided this inves- tigation. This chapter presents a synopsis of lessons learned and di- lemmas identified as a result of this study with particular reference to the implications of these for future practice. Suggestions for further research are outlined and the chapter concludes with several recom- mendations for the enhancement of current and future leaders in higher education. Lessons Learned There were a number of expected and unexpected discoveries made throughout this research investigation that are noteworthy and as such should be explicitly described, including: 1. An awareness of emotional intelligence can enhance an indi- vidual’s leadership performance and capacity. 2. One off leadership capacity development initiatives do not work. The most effective leadership capacity development ini- tiatives are those that are ongoing, sustainable and affordable and underpinned by sound, evidence-based principles. 3. Job satisfaction is an important commodity in organisations. The reviewed literature and findings from this research inves- tigation suggest that job satisfaction can be enhanced. Strate- gies for achieving this enhanced job satisfaction include de- veloping emotional intelligence and providing opportunities for individuals to engage in leadership capacity development initiatives. 200 4. Performance assessment tools should be used as a means of providing individuals with valuable feedback on their per- formance that can then be used to inform leadership capacity development activities. However, a critical requirement in this process is for the individual to willingly accept feedback that the assessment provides and commit to...
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