receive many requests for literature reviews on leadership and the following
three are the ones we tend to recommend:
Performance and Innovation Unit (part of the Cabinet Office)
produced this literature review which is an excellent analysis of changes
and trends in leadership thinking and the implications for public sector
leadership. The review is Annex D of "Strengthening Leadership in
the Public Sector" by the PIU (March 2001) - Performance and Innovation
Unit. To read this review, click
here (pdf format - 582 Kb) or to read it in HTML format, click
University's Systematic Review of the Leadership Development literature
The field of leadership development has generated a growing body of literature.
This study, which looked at about 3,500 items, mainly from the USA, Canada,
Australasia and the UK, aimed to find and assess the most valuable contributions.
Most of them date from the past eight to ten years, though the focus of
the study was on 1997-2003. The
research, commissioned from Warwick Institute of Governance and Public
Management at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, was conducted
by Jean Hartley and Barrie Hinksman.
main purpose was to produce a summary of the research on leadership development
from across the NHS and public and private sector organisations, identifying
key themes, findings and areas of debate.
The research includes:
summary of the research produced from across the NHS, public and private
sectors identifying key themes, findings and areas of debate
summary of the key learning methodologies associated with leadership
development and the research to support their use
summary of the key leadership models underpinning leadership development
activities and the research to support their use
outline of different approaches to leadership development across public
and private sectors
summary of different methodologies and models
of the key literature associated with each topic area
read this review, click
here (pdf format - 1.01 Mb)
Management College's literature review
Literature Review: Evidence of the contribution leadership development
for professional groups makes in driving their organisations forward"
by Sadie Williams of Henley Management College, Greenlands, Henley-on-Thames.
The aim of the review was to answer the question, what evidence is there
of the contribution leadership development of professional groups makes
in driving their organisations forward? Key issues addressed by the review
is known about the ways in which leadership development for professional
groups has an effect on change in organisations?
Are there ways in which such development can move organisations forward?
read this review, click
here (pdf format - 497 Kb)