International Journal of Leadership in Public Services: Volume 5 Issue 1


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Mark Davison

Mark is a freelance consultant and a Director at The Centre for Public Innovation ( He has worked in public services since 1986. Working across the…


Steve Onyett

Steve has a passion for leadership development and coaching that has taken him from heading clinical psychology services into a variety of roles in both provider and commissioning…

Engaging leadership part one: competencies are like Brighton Pier

John Alban‐Metcalfe, Beverly Alimo‐Metcalfe

Part one of this paper draws a distinction between the concepts of the personal qualities and values required of those occupying a leadership role, leadership competencies, and…

Host leadership: towards a new yet ancient metaphor

Mark McKergow

The idea of leader as host came to me very suddenly on 16 February 2003, during a seminar by Matthias Varga von Kibéd and Insa Sparrer. It seems to me that the metaphor of leader…


Joint working for health and social outcomes: the partnership‐leadership mantra

Walid Ansari

Inclusion and participation have become key values steering the policies of many governments. Hence, partnerships are now considered increasingly prominent vehicles for…

Leadership for quality improvement — what does it really take?

Bill Lucas, Triona Buckley

While the importance of leadership in quality improvement is increasingly being acknowledged, we still do not know enough about what improvement leaders actually do and how they…

Some lessons concerning agency transformation towards personalised services

Michael Kendrick

The International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) is a joint endeavour involving eight countries, and aims to facilitate the sharing of best practices and to…

Executive presence: what is it and how to get it

Stephen Long

Executive presence is demonstrated by leaders who achieve high performance while doing it the right way. Research conducted by The Institute for Level Six Leadership at the…




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