International Journal of Leadership in Public Services: Volume 6 Issue 4


Table of contents

When the going gets tough… Public service leadership in times of significant change and uncertainty

Julian Powe

This article describes how effective public service leaders are choosing to lead in exceptionally challenging circumstances. It outlines the current crucible of demand for…

From cure to prevention ‐ transformational change in the Fire and Rescue Service

Steve McGuirk

This viewpoint article chronicles the change and transformation that has taken place in the UK Fire and Rescue Service over the last few years, from the perspective of one Chief…

Leadership: an enemy of the people?

Keith Grint

This article argues that the default preference for interpreting situations as critical and the associated decision‐style of command often undermines our attempts to address…


Leadership and employee engagement: passing fad or a new way of doing business?

David MacLeod, Nita Clarke

In 2009, the authors were commissioned by the then UK government to conduct some research to review employee engagement and to answer three questions.1. What is it?2. Is there any…


Coalitions, conversations and complexity ‐ the challenge of change in the public sector

Chris Rodgers

As managers throughout the UK's public sector face up to the challenge of change, how will they respond? If they default to established practice, largely imported over the past 30…

From third sector to pole position; how the third sector is leading innovation in public services

Stephen Bubb

The author outlines those strengths of the third sector that will enable it to play a prominent role in not only leading the country towards economic recovery, but also…


Flourishing, positive mental health and well‐being: how can they be increased?

Hugh Norriss

The author outlines the view of mental health in New Zealand, and presents an overview of factors that will influence this in the future, arguing that leadership is required to…



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2005 – 2014

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