This paper reflects on the potential of leadership in the strategic management of public space, particularly from the concerted dynamics of local government to the community. We propose a theoretical reflection on the leadership styles based on the thoughts of Daniel Goleman, converging on the need to understand such assumptions in the praxis of a Mayor. The case study sought to understand the channels of communication between leader and led, and then contextualize the importance of this theoretical framework in conducting participatory processes in local space; its relation to democratic citizenship and the place of education at the crossroads of a possible democracy. We conclude that the issues of power sharing and / or delegation interfere with the actual opening of stakeholders during the participatory processes, it is necessary to rethink the leadership of proximity as a key factor to the success of these practices.
Fraga, N. (2014). As lideranças e os processos participativos: uma reflexão em torno da cidadania democrática. REICE. Revista Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Cambio en Educación, 12(5),
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