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Developing strong and diverse political leaders

Silvester, Jo, Wyatt, Madeleine (2015) Developing strong and diverse political leaders. Psychologist, . pp. 368-371. ISSN 0952-8229. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In 1882 Robert Louis Stevenson

commented that ‘Politics is perhaps

the only profession for which no

preparation is deemed necessary’,

and today it seems that his

comments still hold. Despite a

wealth of understanding in work

psychology about how to train and

support people in work roles, very

few efforts have been made to

apply this knowledge to political

work.

Can we explain this lack of

support and development for new

and existing politicians? And could

such provision be potentially

problematic precisely because it

challenges many of our taken-forgranted

assumptions about the

nature of work and learning?

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Madeleine Wyatt
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2015 07:51 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48106 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Wyatt, Madeleine: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6853-4656
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