The views of systems leaders

This is one of a suite of papers from The Colebrooke Centre and Cass Business School’s research on systems leadership for the Staff College, formally known as the Virtual Staff College (VSC). It draws on 29 interviews with strategic leaders operating in public service systems that include or connect with children’s services. The objectives were to explore what systems leadership is and why it is important, what it involves in practice, the enabling and inhibiting conditions, how systems leadership links with improved outcomes, and how capacity for systems leadership can be developed.