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Professor Archie Brown writes on whether a strong leader is necessarily a good leader

Archie Brown has written an article for the BBC News website (29 April) entitled ‘General election 2017: Do strong leaders make good prime ministers?’

In it he writes, ‘If what we mean by a "strong leader", as we usually do, is one who maximises his or her power and takes most of the big decisions, that is far from the same as effective leadership.

More dispersed power among colleagues of high political standing will lead to better-informed decisions and guard against an individual leader listening only to people who are beholden to him or her and too ready to agree with the leader.’

The full article can be read here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39748185

Professor Archie Brown is Emeritus Professor of Politics