Much has been written about forms and styles of leadership. So much so that leadership theory has become its own multi-disciplinary field in academic research. One important contribution to the normative theory of leadership is Oran R. Young's seminal work, Political Leadership and Regime Formation: On the Development of Institutions in International Society. Though Young's theory of leadership focuses on regime formation in the international context, his typology and assessment of leadership styles have a much wider application. In a time of political leadership renewal across Canada, Young's leadership theory suggests that any great leader should be able to successfully combine different leadership styles.
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Rural places get a bad rap. Usually considered an inconvenient distance from the real action, they have so much to offer: natural beauty, the peace of wide-open spaces, the built-in opportunities to exercise the body and restore the mind. They often have rich cultural legacies in which people take great pride.
In February 2013, the City of London Canada launched one of its largest ever funded campaigns to welcome over 40,000 international visitors to the World's Figure Skating Championship. Unprecedented in its execution, the campaign brought together nine partners to co-finance its activities. 'Canada's London' undoubtedly achieved its goals of enhancing and broadcasting the image of London with over 39 million impressions of their billboards and over 60,000 visitors to the campaign website and blog – with 1,200 crowd sourced photos – in less than a month.