International Journal of Leadership in Public Services: Volume 7 Issue 3


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The challenge of success: allowing leaders to lead

Jerry D. VanVactor

The purpose of this paper is to present a collaborative communications model and relate information to succession planning for organizations facing imminent change.

New challenges for leadership and accountability in local public services in England

Jessica Crowe

Increasing diversity in public service provision brings potential benefits around choice and innovation, but could also blur lines of accountability and create weak governance…


Who leads?: Councillor‐officer relations in local government overview and scrutiny committees in England and Wales

Rod Dacombe

The purpose of this paper is to examine the implications of recent local government reform for political leadership in local authorities. In particular, it investigates the role…


Leadership in universities

Peter Scott

The purpose of this paper is to consider whether recent changes in higher education – notably a tripling of student fees and the withdrawal of most direct public funding for…


Leadership in tough times

Paul Tarplett

The purpose of this paper is to offer insights into the nature of the challenges leaders across local government face, the skills and personal qualities they need in the present…


Leadership in higher education: some lessons from other sectors

Ewart Wooldridge

There is a tendency in every sector to argue that its culture and leadership issues are unique, and that concepts and processes for leadership development do not travel well…




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2005 – 2014

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