"Leadership" is about helping to bring the leadership qualities out of those we work with, so that leadership can be there at all levels. "Leadership" speaks of discovering and giving a sense of direction. It is to do with pathfinding. It is about both the courage to stick with a certain direction against all the odds and having the courage to acknowledge that the current direction is wrong and a new direction is needed. This book considers leadership and its purposes in depth: why we need leaders; the need to lead oneself before one leads others; the theoretical base of leadership. It goes on to look at leadership in practice, with special consideration of changing organisations, especially in the public sector. It looks at how leadership can go wrong, particularly around issues of discrimination and oppression; considers how they can be addressed; and guides us to sources from which we can learn more about 'bringing out the best'.