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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 190 x 234 x 22mm | 721.21g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • M.E. Sharpe
  • Armonk, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0765625504
  • 9780765625502
  • 670,050

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 Evaluationshow more

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