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An introduction to public leadership
An introduction to public leadership

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1.2 What is your experience of leadership?

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Figure 2

In this section, you will examine some different approaches and some of the prevailing theories about leadership, as well as what this looks like in practice.

Activity 2

Thinking about your own experiences, either in the workplace or in your wider social life, how would you answer the following questions:

  • What is leadership?
  • What is effective leadership?
  • What is ineffective leadership?
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