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Eleven sides to the Minister of the Crown

Kakabadse, A. P. and Kakabadse, N. K. (2011) Eleven sides to the Minister of the Crown. British Politics. 6(3), pp. 345-378. 1746-918X.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: Although shrouded in convention and mystery, the Minister of the Crown is critical to the effective functioning of the British political system. To date, studies determining the role and contribution of the Minister have drawn heavily from the political science perspective, particularly concerning ministerial responsibility and accountability, their relationship with parliament and the ‘first among equals’ inter-relationship between Ministers. With such findings in mind, this article undertakes a qualitative, in-depth analysis of the ministerial position examining operational tasks and accountabilities and also the institutional and political leadership necessary to effectively realise policy outcomes. Within the framework of transactional and transformational leadership, the emerging evidence clearly highlights minister's strong orientation for transactional, short-term accomplishment against an incapability for transformational leadership. The article concludes that tailored leadership development for Ministers of the Crown is urgently required if the pressing challenges facing government are to be appropriately addressed
Uncontrolled Keywords: Minister of the Crown, leadership development, teamwork, competence, capability, coaching
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD57.7 Leadership
J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Creators: Kakabadse, Andrew P and Kakabadse, Nada K
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Business & Law > Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour
Faculties > Faculty of Business & Law > Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour
Date: September 2011
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 345-378
Journal or Publication Title: British Politics
Volume: 6
Number: 3
Language: English
ISSN: 1746-918X
Status: Published / Disseminated

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