The Journey to Professional Leadership: A Case study of Major General Khun Ying Asanee Saovapap


  • Naiyana Wongsaita The Royal Thai Army Nursing College
  • Anchalee Rerksngarm The National Council on Social Welfare of Thailand
  • Pimpan Silpasuwan The National Council on Social Welfare of Thailand
  • Salee Kliangklao The National Council on Social Welfare of Thailand
  • Branom Rodcumdee The National Council on Social Welfare of Thailand
  • Pimol Panwilai The National Council on Social Welfare of Thailand
  • Monthira Udchumpisai Srisavarindhira Thai Red Cross Institute of Nursing
  • Woraporn Poopongpan Silpakorn University


Successful journey, Autobiography, Professional Leader


A person’s history can create knowledge concerning of who does what and how until success journey. The purposes of this qualitative research were to examine work life history, working path to success, including describing the professional leader characters of Major General Khunying Asanee Saovapap. Auto-biographical research was used from the history owner and 29 close informants, who permitted to be interviewed, divided into 5 groups and individually interviewed using a different set of semi- structured interview. Data collecting using interviewing and from evidence bared data between the year 2019-2020. Analyzing data used content analysis and life story.

The results revealed that the administrator’s professional leader is the leader’s model with high proficiency at the national level institution. Using her knowledge and ability with succession in Thai cultural contest and outstanding characters, good moral with good life model including network drive supporters as “the wind beneath her wings,” helped through love, faith, trust in herself and her works; lead to accepting her as the outstanding leader. The 6 prominent characters and the professional leaders were having: 1) Broad and progressive vision 2) Appropriate decision with discipline 3) Cooperative concern 4) Public benefits abided as priority 5) Leading for better organization reform. 6) Developing Thai people to have a better quality of life and sustainable living. These made her received praise for the identity leader of the leaders. Applying her characters and a successful journey works as a lesson learned to develop Thai society leaders.


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Wongsaita น, Rerksngarm อ, Silpasuwan พ, Kliangklao ส, Rodcumdee ป, Panwilai พ, Udchumpisai ม, Poopongpan ว. The Journey to Professional Leadership: A Case study of Major General Khun Ying Asanee Saovapap. J Royal Thai Army Nurses [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 25 [cited 2022 May 18];22(1):118-27. Available from:



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