International Journal of Leadership in Public Services: Volume 6 Issue 2


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Bringing the spirit and values back into public services

Peter Gilbert, K Fulford

Western societies have been shaken by the economic crisis brought on by ‘casino capitalism’ and the recklessness of the financial institutions. Once esteemed financial…

Remote or related? A mental health service user's perspective on leadership

Sarah Carr

The author provides a mental health service user's perspective on leadership, arguing that users should be empowered by services to lead their own lives. In order to do so…


Waking the sleeping giant: reflections on leadership and the National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE) 2002‐2009

Peter Gilbert, Michael Clark

English governance has repeatedly had a tendency to veer between national, regional and local centres of power and influence. This has often led to profound disagreements…

Spirituality, leadership and values in the NHS

Jonathan Smith, Andrew Malcolm

Managers in the UK's National Health Service (NHS) carry responsibility for achieving government targets on the provision of quality care and service to patients. The demands on…

The Partnership Project: learning from experts by experience in mental health services; the Jersey Partnership perspective

Samantha Bolam, Sarah Carr, Peter Gilbert

Partnership between people who use services, their carers, and professionals is seen as an increasingly important aspect of providing a quality service across health and social…

Leadership and spirituality: business in the USA

Stephen Payne

Despite so many Americans regarding religion as very important, the spirituality of Sunday seldom finds any conscious intentional expression in American business from Monday to…


Spiritual and other diversities at the heart of invigorating leadership: the South African spark

Werdie van Staden

A principal target in invigorating leadership, I advocate in this paper, is the flourishing of people in their diversity. The practical task in pursuit of this target is the…


Older people and spirituality in New Zealand: the need for leadership

Chris Perkins

Old age is a time of increased spiritual and existential awareness. Ageing throws up many challenges and older people may rely on the help of those around them to maintain hope…

Barging in the queue for coffee ‐ reflections on recruitment, leadership and the creation of culture

Brian Cox

This article has been provided by the National Skills Academy for Social Care ( as part of a regular series for The International Journal of Leadership in…




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