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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 172.72 x 246.38 x 33.02mm | 408.23g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • M.E. Sharpe
  • Armonk, United States
  • English
  • includes: tables, figures, bibliographic references, index
  • 0765613492
  • 9780765613493
  • 1,797,849

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 Montgomery Van Wart

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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