International Journal of Leadership in Public Services: Volume 8 Issue 4


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The challenges and opportunities in contemporary public sector leadership

John Tizard

Public services will face major challenges over the next decade; severe financial pressures and cuts; growing demand; raising public and user expectations; decentralisation and…


A uniform experience? Reflections on implementing rules into practice

Karen Norman

The purpose of this paper is to explore the appropriateness of the term “implementing into practice” when describing the way nurse managers attempt to ensure staff compliance with…


Changing values in the modern public sector: the need for value‐based leadership

Tor Busch, Grete Wennes

The past 30 years have been a period marked by extensive modernisation programmes in the public sector. Principles taken from the New Public Management agenda have been adopted…


Improving Global Health: a win‐win for leadership development and a fairer world?

Jan Walmsley, Peter Hockey, Fleur Kitsell, Amanda Sewell

Improving Global Health is a one year leadership scheme which places trainee doctors and more experienced nurses, midwives and AHPs in a developing country (Cambodia or Tanzania…

Betrayal: an inevitable part of leadership?

Ben Fuchs, Robin Shohet

The purpose of this paper is to bring to light how betrayal can be found between individuals in organizations, and gives examples of how this can be avoided and managed…




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