International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
Great Leaders Need GAS


Efforts to identify critical characteristics of a great school leader have missed or not effectively captured the essence of one especially important characteristic that fuels the other characteristics into successful action. GAS is used as an acronym for a vernacular phrase that encapsulates the strength and effect of this critical characteristic. The role GAS plays in supporting great educational leadership is explained using fuel metaphors. This characteristic is so critical that all potential new educational leaders should be assessed for GAS to ensure they have what it takes to become a great leader. It is concluded that “GREAT LEADERS” are not possible without GAS.