Mary Parker Follett was an outstanding public intellectual of her day, both in the US and the UK. We have a lot to learn from her about the ‘democratic deficit’, leadership, participation, partnership and difference, that is relevant to key current concerns in the UK. Her thinking was based on her own extensive experience, observation and reflection, her ideas are profound, relevant and accessible for us today. In this article we signal her continuing significance in three areas: building democratic processes, leadership and ideas about complexity.
Maddock, S. and Macalpine, M. (2006), "An Inspiration for our Time: Mary Parker Follett (1868‐1933)", International Journal of Leadership in Public Services, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 44-48. https://doi.org/10.1108/17479886200600021Download as .RIS
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