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Rethinking leadership in local government: The place of 'feminine' styles in the modernised council

Broussine, Michael; Fox, Pam

Authors

Michael Broussine michael.broussine@uwe.ac.uk

Pam Fox



Abstract

The focus of this article is on the quality and nature of local authority leadership. Local government leadership is male- dominated and appears to be stuck in a mould that is associated with orthodox male views that emphasise operational management rather than transformational leadership. The study shows that traditional views of leadership prevail among elected members, but such views are thought to run counter to the new approaches required for modernisation. As a result it is likely that the types of leadership and skills that are needed to transform local authorities are under-utilised. The study concludes by calling for the development of new models of leadership which capitalise on the talents of both men and women.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2002
Journal Local Government Studies
Print ISSN 0300-3930
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 28
Issue 4
Pages 91-106
APA6 Citation Broussine, M., & Fox, P. (2002). Rethinking leadership in local government: The place of 'feminine' styles in the modernised council. Local Government Studies, 28(4), 91-106. https://doi.org/10.1080/714004162
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/714004162
Keywords leadership, local government, feminine styles
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/714004162




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