International Journal of Leadership in Public Services: Volume 9 Issue 1/2


Table of contents

Why do women vote for women: An exploration of decision criteria in the Australian 2010 federal election

Diann Rodgers-Healey

The purpose of this paper is to explore if women who are in positions of leadership are influenced by gender when voting for a party led by a female candidate and if perceptions…

Considering game theory to improve leadership in partnership working within the UK public services

Timothy Meaklim

– The purpose of this paper is to provide a perspective on one of the key complexities of collaboration and co-operative working in the public service within the UK.

Practitioner leadership: a missing link in leadership theory

Clare Penlington, Kristi Holmstrom

In the collective or distributed leadership models that are now increasingly dominant in the literature about leadership in public services, the role of the “practitioner as…

How professionals can lead networks in the NHS

Rebecca Malby, Kieran Mervyn, Luca Pirisi

The largest organisation in the western world, the UK National Health Service (NHS), might be best viewed as a network of interdependent organisations. However, the public has…

Linking political and managerial leadership – a personal reflection

Daniel Goodwin

– This paper provides researchers and practitioners with a personal reflection on the nature of the relationship between politicians and chief executives in UK local government.


Leading with mind, heart, body and spirit

Peter Gilbert

The purpose of this paper is to consider the nature of leadership in the current context where the crisis in global capitalism seems to be encouraging a mechanistic approach to…



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