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Public Sector Leadership and Management Development

ByJean Hartley

There is an interesting paradox about leadership and management development (LMD) in the public sector. It is a large sector of the economy and society and also contributes in myriad ways to a nation’s competitiveness and well-being – yet it is also a neglected sector in terms of leadership and management development, both in terms of expenditure and also in terms of attention from academics. This chapter will explore the opportunities for conceptual development and practices in this field. This is of interest not only to those practitioners who work inside the public sector, but also for those who provide contracted services for the public sector or whose organizations work in partnership with public sector bodies. There are also wider implications for LMD across all sectors.