University of South Wales Canberra, Australia
University of Canberra, Australia
Leadership is viewed as essential to good governance practice, yet what is our
understanding of its impact on innovations and failures in development at the
local government level? While a number of theories of leadership exist to analyze
the performance of leaders in the private sector, these theories are yet to be used
to systematically analyze political leaders at a local government level in developing
nations. This article suggests that the full-range framework for leadership is a
useful tool to analyze political leadership and provide insight into whether there
is a distinctive leadership style or combination of styles that are needed for effective
leadership in local government. It reviews relevant leadership literature and
provides examples of local government leaders from the Philippines and Indonesia
that would benefit from analysis using the full range framework.
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