© 2019, © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This paper explores the mobilization of systems change through analysis of a place-based ‘systems leadership’ development intervention aimed to develop the capacity of cross-sector partnerships to tackle ‘wicked’ health and social care challenges. Particular attention is given to the role of independent ‘enablers’ in opening up ‘adaptive spaces’ where partners can navigate competing priorities and develop new ways of working. This paper contributes to existing literature by providing an overview of recent developments in the field of public leadership, applying these to the challenge of developing systems leadership capacity and considering implications for future research, development and practice.
Bolden, R., Gulati, A., & Edwards, G. (2020). Mobilizing Change in Public Services: Insights from a Systems Leadership Development Intervention. International Journal of Public Administration, 43(1), 26-36. https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2019.1604748