International Journal of Leadership in Public Services: Volume 3 Issue 3


Table of contents

International Leadership Competencies and Issues

Richard Beinecke, Justin Spencer

Public administration faces a crisis in leadership and new leaders need to be trained to fill the gap. Leadership theory and models are reviewed in the light of this. Based on a…

Putting Principles into Practice: Developing Ethical Leadership in Local Government

Paul Iles, Michael Macaulay

This article looks at the role of leadership development in the ethical leadership of English local government. Since the development of the ethical framework with the Local…

Do You Fill Your Leadership Space? A cognitive model of leadership development for the police service

Hugh Martyn, Robert Scurr

In common with other public sector bodies, the police service recognises that the development of leadership capability amongst its workforce is key to improving levels of both…

Give me the Child and I'll Give You the Leader. What can attachment theory teach us about leadership?

Duncan Fraser

This paper considers John Bowlby's work on attachment theory as being a useful model for considering how our prelanguage needs influence the way we think, act, feel and behave as…


A Leadership Model for Export

Astrid Kirchner

This article will explore the link between authority and leadership in a third sector context. It will outline acevo's leadership model and provide insights into the current…

Taking the Fear Factor out of Leadership in Public Services

Blair McPherson

The NHS has been accused of operating a ‘macho’ management culture and now there are claims that management bullying is endemic in social services. This article explores the…

Interview with Sir Michael Bichard KCB

Michael Bichard, Graham Towl

Michael Bichard has worked in the public sector throughout his career ‐ 20 years in local Government and nearly ten in central Government. He was Chief Executive of Brent and…



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2005 – 2014

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