EIGHT UNIVERSAL LAWS OF LEADERSHIP: A CASE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
The eight universal laws of leadership have been worldwide accepted as well as in the United States and many advance countries. In modern organizations, it is imperative to understand these eight laws that contribute to business success: maintain absolute integrity, know your staff, declare your expectations, show uncommon commitment, expect positive results, take care of your people, put duty before yourself, and get out in front. Certainly some of these laws are more importantly than other laws. The purposes of this study were to identify what laws of leadership were true and most important from the perspective of who were working at the higher education policy and management level and why? In order to search for the answers for this research, a mixed method of both quantitative and a qualitative research techniques were utilized. A total of 400 samples was interviewed by using survey questionnaire and 15 informants was selected from a variety of higher education organizations. The findings revealed that all of eight universal laws of leadership were important and necessary for higher education organizations of Thailand. However, the “maintain absolute integrity” was selected as the first and foremost universal laws of leadership.