Crisis, Leadership, and Leadership Development. A Case Study from Ireland

Brian Cawley

Abstract


The recent economic crisis that has affected Ireland, as well as many other countries in Europe, has brought the issue of leadership and leadership capacity in the public service into sharp focus. The evidence from the economic crisis, and many other recent crises in public administration, suggests that new leadership capacities must be developed to deal with the complexity of modern public administration. In this paper, the recent case of economic crisis in Ireland is reviewed for evidence of weaknesses in leadership capacity in the public administration, and
a new leadership development programme designed to address these weaknesses is described.

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