To examine the nature of leadership as a set of skills that can be acquired, vs the argument that they are skills a person either has or has not, and discuss this in relation to the recent focus on leadership in libraries.
The article is a reflective opinion.
Argues that an over‐emphasis on leadership in the library manager is a potential danger to the collegiality of the profession, and that leadership is such a diversely interpreted term that it leads to a mishmash of ideas and emphases within the wider profession.
Relates to a topic much debated and discussed in recent years within the library profession.
The article takes a reflective and critical stance towards the discourse around leadership.
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited