International Journal of Leadership in Public Services: Volume 3 Issue 4


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The Use of Outcomes to Support Leadership in Clinical Programmes

Carla Williams, Allen Daniels

The purpose of this study was to examine the overall quality of care being delivered, and to determine if gender, race, age, and education level affected the quality of care being…

Shared Leadership: An Idea Whose Time has Come in Healthcare?

Karen Miller, Jan Walmsley, Sadie Williams

There is robust evidence that good teamwork is essential to the delivery of high‐quality healthcare. This paper reports on a leadership intervention to improve team‐working in…

Leading in Partnership: Using a Competency Approach for Public Service Leaders

Jonathan Passmore

This paper reviews the growth in partnership working in public services and the associated demand for new forms of leadership in the public sector which respond to the different…


Positive Psychology Approaches to Public Services Leadership: An Introduction to Strengths‐based Leadership

P Linley, Reena Govindji, Michael West

To readers of the popular press, the words ‘positive psychology’ may conjure up images of happiness gurus and people having their feet massaged, their heads resting peacefully on…


Developing Leaders ‐ Innovative Approaches for Local Government

Megan Reitz, Melissa Carr, Eddie Blass

This paper examines ongoing research (Blass & Carr, 2006) exploring the development of future leaders using new and innovative approaches. Research asking experienced leaders…

Peter Gilroy, Chief Executive, Kent County Council

Peter Gilroy, Graham Towl

Peter joined local government following a career in nursing, specialising in psychiatric social work. Following qualification in social work, he worked in practice, including…

Do Your Staff Think You're a Better Manager? Evaluating Leadership Development

Blair McPherson

The author provides an evaluation of leadership development, drawing on a case study from Lancashire County Council. The use of 360 degree evaluations is explored as a management…




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