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Learning in the whirlwind: politicians and leadership development

Hartley, Jean (2011). Learning in the whirlwind: politicians and leadership development. Public Money and Management, 31(5) pp. 331–338.

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This article explores the distinctive nature of leadership by politicians, compared with managers, and the implications for leadership development. A new framework is proposed to analyse some key activities of leadership development and then to explore the activities in each of four quadrants: daily political life, mulling things over, structured learning and reflection, and the deliberate practice of new skills. Examples from national and local government are used to explore the challenges and achievements of leadership development for politicians within the four quadrants. In setting out this framework about leadership development for politicians, this article breaks new ground.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Author
ISSN: 0954-0962
Extra Information: Special Issue: Public Leadership
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 36778
Depositing User: Beryl Ridgway
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2013 10:54
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 22:06
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