“Improving Humanity Through Purposive Leadership in Higher Education”

Abstract This article reflects on “Improving Humanity” and how to implement it as the primary purpose of higher education. The article includes conversational references to items of current literature and concepts of leadership/barriers to successful leadership. Historical perceptions of purposive leadership are discussed through the metaphor of Newton’s Laws of Physics in juxtaposition of evolving technology, cultural expectations, and schools of thought over the past few decades. The article concludes with discussions of Artificial General Intelligence, Multi-Helix Models, Illocutionary Acts, Law of Returns to Scale, and Open Innovation. Keywords: purposive higher education leadership improving humanity