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Leadership reflection: leading myself to lead others

Leadership reflection: leading myself to lead others Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide the viewpoint of a visually impaired student social worker. Design/methodology/approach – The author provides some reflections on leadership. Findings – Blind from birth, the author was educated at a Residential School for the Blind in Worcestershire and currently resides in North Staffordshire with her husband and six children. Following the birth of her sixth child, Ellen embarked on her ambition to pursue a career in Social Work enrolling at Staffordshire University in 2008. Originality/value – The author provides a unique viewpoint and both personal and professional reflections on the act of leadership. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services Emerald Publishing

Leadership reflection: leading myself to lead others

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1747-9886
DOI
10.1108/17479881111160177
Publisher site
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide the viewpoint of a visually impaired student social worker. Design/methodology/approach – The author provides some reflections on leadership. Findings – Blind from birth, the author was educated at a Residential School for the Blind in Worcestershire and currently resides in North Staffordshire with her husband and six children. Following the birth of her sixth child, Ellen embarked on her ambition to pursue a career in Social Work enrolling at Staffordshire University in 2008. Originality/value – The author provides a unique viewpoint and both personal and professional reflections on the act of leadership.

Journal

The International Journal of Leadership in Public ServicesEmerald Publishing

Published: May 18, 2011

Keywords: Leadership; Visual impairment; Social work; Self‐leadership; Stereotypes; Disabilities

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