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The aim of this research article is to explore the impacts of leadership qualities on the student’s performances in educational institutions in Malaysia. Success or failure of any organization highly depends on the leadership’s impacts on employees to be more productivity. In academic sense, productivity means students better performances and scoring higher marks. This study envisages the need of an efficient leader in the academic institutions to bring the desired academic performances. Training, guidances, working ambiances, equipments, leadership styles plays a vital role in delivering academic performances in Malaysia. The leader has to motivate his or her subordinates and enhance the learning capacity of the students. Regular tests, appraisals, quiz and competitions, effective communications skills, presentation skills are to be conducted to improve their learnings. Updating curriculum, improving teaching pedagogy, crating trust and increasing confidence level are few strategies to be executed by the leader to improve the educational delivery. Due to the present pandemic Covid-19, impacts, students are not allowed to attend the classes and online classes alone are conducted. The leader has to arrange the online contents, equipments, wifi, internet, projectors and necessary audio equipments to deliver the subject contents. The leader has to get support of the parents too. There should not be any discrimination to students with regards to race, caste, language, religion. A successful leader should delegate powers and responsibilities, recognizes the individual skills and performances, motivate the subordinates, for accomplishing the institutional goals and objectives. Several leadership theories were explained. Various leadership styles are also mentioned. Considering the aspect of education system in Malaysia, the transformational leadership style was appropriate. The literature review also affirms with this aspect. The values of educational leadership and standards of educational programs are discussed briefly. The research objectives and questions were provided. The challenges, limitations, constraints, and recommendations were also provided in brief.
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