Leadership in Public Organizations

Leadership in Public Organizations : An Introduction

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Leadership in Public Organizations is a concise yet comprehensive treatment of public sector leadership for upper division and graduate students. In addition to a full, up-to-date review of leadership theories in the field, it covers the major competency clusters in detail, and provides both the research on each competency and practical guidelines for improvement. These competencies are graphically portrayed in a Leadership Action cycle that aids students in visually connecting theory and practice.

Important features of the text include discussion questions and scenarios at the end of each chapter, numerous exhibits, and an easily reproducible leadership assessment instrument.

Although designed for course use in a Public Administration program, Leadership in Public Organizations can also serve as a guidebook for professionals seeking insight into the role of successful leadership behavior in public sector management.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 25.4mm | 726g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 0765625504
  • 9780765625502
  • 777,270

Table of contents

1. Introduction

Part 1: Theories and Approaches to Leadership

2. Understanding Theories of Leadership and Leadership Styles

3. Early Management, Trait, Stratified Systems and Transactional Theories of Leadership

4. Charismatic and Transformational Approaches

5. Distributed Approaches to Leadership

6. Ethics-Based Leadership Theories

7. Leadership Approaches Focusing on Influence, Attribution, and a Changing Environment

8. Competency-Based Leadership Approaches

Part 2: Applied Leadership Competencies

9. Traits That Contribute to Leader Effectiveness

10. Skills That Contribute to Leader Effectiveness

11. Assessments by Leaders and the Goals to Which They Lead

12. Task-Oriented Behaviors

13. People-Oriented Behaviors

14. Organization-Oriented Behaviors

15. Leadership Development and Evaluation
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