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New Generation Leadership: Looking After Tomorrow


Howard, A and Stanford, SN and Glover, A-M, New Generation Leadership: Looking After Tomorrow, Strategic Leadership in Social Work Education, Springer Nature, M Connolly, C Williams, and D Coffey (ed), Switzerland, pp. 135-147. ISBN 978-3-030-25051-5 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-030-25052-2_10


This chapter looks forward, asking how to envision a social work we need for the twenty-first century. It challenges easy notions of succession, mentoring and leadership preparation by proposing a tension between innovation and simply being guided by what has gone before. What types of leaders do we need to navigate complex futures? Will their skill sets and competencies need to be different, and how do we prepare them for next generation leadership? How can today’s leaders exercise generosity of spirit in facilitating this transition, creating space and crafting enabling environments that foster such development? The authors argue for ethical leadership in the profession that guides new ways of thinking about and enabling a distinctive approach for new generation leadership in social work education, practice and research.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:collaboration, critical and ethical leadership, social work, education, research, next generation, care ethics, succession, new leadership dynamics, ethical leadership
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Social work
Research Field:Social work not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Stanford, SN (Associate Professor Sonya Stanford)
ID Code:137041
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-01-29
Last Modified:2020-04-08

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