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Research overview: effective leader-led relations

Research output: Working paper


Publication date2007
Place of publicationLancaster University
PublisherCentre for Excellence in Leadership
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NameCEL Working Paper Series


This final working paper from the ‘effective leader-led relations’ project summarises the key findings and recommendations from the research. In particular, it outlines: A brief overview of five central research findings: the vital importance of leadership, high staff motivation, leadership challenges, multiple community engagements and blended leadership. Ten recommendations that are informed by these research findings. This research project was specifically designed to feed ideas back into the post-16 sector about how to enhance leadership processes. An additional case study on blended leadership. A primary focus of our research is its examination of staff’s perceptions of what constitutes effective leadership in the post-16 sector. This in turn reveals employees’ preference for (what we term) ‘blended leadership’. This theme is elaborated in the appendix of this paper, where we present a further case of blended leadership in action within the FE sector.