Administrative Leadership in the Public Sector
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Administrative Leadership in the Public Sector is an ideal resource for any Public Administration course involving leadership and public management.





Each of the book's nine main sections begins with introductory text by the volume's editors, Monty Van Wart and Lisa Dicke, followed by relevant readings. The volume includes some of the most important readings on public leadership published in the last eight decades. More than just an anthology, Administrative Leadership in the Public Sector provides a unique and useful framework for understanding the vast subject of leadership.
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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 172.72 x 246.38 x 33.02mm | 408.23g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • includes: tables, figures, bibliographic references, index
  • 0765613492
  • 9780765613493
  • 1,904,992

Table of contents

Part 1: Introduction


1. Leadership and Its Context


James W. Fesler


2. Public-Sector Leadership Theory: An Assessment


Montgomery Van Wart


3. Different Perspectives on the Practice of Leadership


Matthew R. Fairholm


4. Leaders and Leadership


John J. Corson


Part 2: The Preliminary Assessments That Leaders Need to Make


5. Organizing Around the Head of a Large Federal Department


Paul H. Appleby


6. Total Quality Management: An Opportunity for High Performance in Federal Organizations


Rudolph B. Garrity


7. Reevaluating Methods of Establishing Priorities for Governmental Services


Mary M. Hale and Aimee L. Franklin


Part 3: What Are the Proper Goals and Priorities of Administrative Leaders?


8. Administrative Responsibility in Democratic Government


Herman Finer


9. Reconciling Public Entrepreneurship and Democracy


Carl J. Bellone and George Frederick Goerl


10. City Managers: Will They Reject Policy Leadership?


James M. Banovetz


11. Accountability and Entrepreneurial Public Management: The Case of the Orange County Investment Fund


Kevin P. Kearns


Part 4: What Are the Best Traits and Skills for Leaders in the Public Service?


12. Government Bureaucrats Are Different


James F. Guyot


13. A Technique to Capitalize on Human Intelligence in Organizations: Brain Skill Management


Weston H. Agor


14. Creativity


Marshall Dimock


15. Successful Leadership in Local Government Programs: Hillsborough County's Productivity Initiatives


Helen D. Levine


16. Notes on the Governmental Executive: His Role and His Methods


Donald C. Stone


Part 5: What Are the Best Styles for Public-Sector Leaders to Use?


17. Changing Patterns in the Philosophy of Management


Carl F. Stover


18. Administrative Leadership and Use of Social Power


Sven Lundstedt


19. Leadership and Regional Councils: A Mismatch Between Leadership


Styles Today and Future Roles


Robert W. Gage


20. Research and Interventions for Stress Reduction in a Hospital Setting


Susan R. Raynis and Margaret A. Cleek


Part 6: What Are the Best Techniques for Administrative Leaders to Use?


21. Gender Differences and Managerial Competencies


Dennis M. Daley and Katherine C. Naff


22. The Cost of Not Listening to Employees: The Case of a Union Movement at Bradford Hospital


R. Wayne Boss, Leslee Boss, and James A. Johnson


23. Loose Cannons and Rule Breakers, or Enterprising Leaders?


Some Evidence About Innovative Public Managers


Sandford Borins


24. Mixed-Scanning: A "Third" Approach to Decision Making


Amitai Etzioni


Part 7: How Do You Evaluate Leadership in the Public Sector?


25. Defining and Measuring Effectiveness in Public Management


Steven A. Cohen


26. Executive Evaluation: Assessing Probability for Success in the Job


Lawrence S. Buck


Part 8: How Do You Develop Leaders?


27. The Manager's View of Management Education and Training


James K. Conant


28. Succession Management Strategies in Public Sector Organizations


Dahlia Bradshaw Lynn


29. Reflections on "Educating Executives"


Raymond A. Katzell


Part 9: Examples and Exemplars of Public-Sector Leadership


30. The Patriotism of Exit and Voice: The Case of Gloria Flora


H. George Frederickson and Meredith Newman


31. Leaders and Leadership


John J. Corson


32. Branch Rickey as a Public Manager: Fulfilling the Eight Responsibilities of Public Management


Robert D. Behn
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"Here is the best compilation you will find on leadership in public administration. The chapters provide an historical look at how leadership has been conceptualized, interpreted, studied, and applied. Readers seeking to grasp the state of the art in leadership studies in public service will find it here." - Mary E. Guy, Florida State University "This impressive new volume brings together in one place the most significant articles written by those in the field of public administration over the past decades. Not only does this collection include commentaries on leadership in the public sector - it demonstrates the contributions made in public administration to the study of leadership in general." - Robert B. Denhardt, Arizona State University"
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About Lisa A. Dicke

Montgomery (Monty) Van Wart is Professor and Chair at the University of California State University, San Bernardino. His scholarly work includes more than 40 publications, including five books and a substantial number of articles in leading journals. His research areas are administrative leadership, human resource management, training and development, administrative values and ethics, organization behavior, and general management. He has taught leadership classes to public sector managers for all levels of government in the US and abroad. He is the author of The Dynamics of Leadership: Theory and Practice (M.E. Sharpe, 2005).





Lisa A. Dicke is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration at the University of North Texas. Her teaching and research interests are in government accountability, nonprofit management and intersectoral relations. Dr. Dicke's work has appeared in the American Review of Public Administration, Public Organization Review, Public Integrity, Public Productivity and Management Review, International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior, the Journal of Public Affairs Education, and in several edited books.
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