This book provides an essential handbook for senior and middle managers in FE on practical strategies to encourage successful, good quality leadership and management in further education institutions. The book describes a wide range of strategic and operational leadership and management theories underlying these approaches, their practical implementation in institutions, and place within further education in the UK and internationally. The book helps readers to understand important factors to take into consideration when planning for effective strategic and operational leadership and management of FE institutions. A ‘how to’ guide to some key tasks for leader-managers is outlined to ensure a clear focus is maintained on learners, staff, high quality provision and good standards in leadership and management, while meeting inspectorate and external audit requirements. The book outlines the national leadership and management position in FE, in exploring concepts of 'leadership’, ‘management’, ‘professionalism’ and ‘managerialism’, process and systems-based perspectives
and the creation of values-based organisations in FE.