Leadership of uncertainty

Sally Graham, Joy Jarvis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)


The time we are living in has been described as ‘an age of uncertainty’ ( Barnett 2007: 136). While it has always been impossible to predict the future, it seems that the world is becoming more uncertain and this relates both to the bigger picture of issues with climate, natural resources and economies and more local factors such as roles, working practices and questions about where authority lies in a particular context. Our focus in this chapter is on leadership but who are the leaders today, when individuals can use the internet to raise issues, challenge accepted practice, bring people together to act and bring about change? Additionally, those designated as leaders are being challenged by media and individuals and groups as never before.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterprofessional Working in Practice
Subtitle of host publicationLearning and Working Together for Children and Families
EditorsLyn Trodd, Leo Chivers
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOpen University Press
Number of pages14
VolumeChapter 9
ISBN (Print)0335244475, 978-0335244478
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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