Transforming Public Leadership for the 21st Century

Author: Ricardo S. Morse
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317453298
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The forces of globalization are shifting our world, including the public sector, away from hierarchy and command and control toward one of collaboration and networks. The way public leadership is thought about and practiced must be, and is being, transformed. This volume in the "Transformational Trends in Governance & Democracy" series explores what the shift looks like and also offers guidance on what it should look like. Specifically, the book focuses on the role of "career leaders" - those in public service - who are agents of change not only in their own organizations, but also in their communities and policy domains. These leaders work in network settings, making connections and collaborating to create public value and advance the common good. Featuring the insights of an authoritative group of contributors, the volume offers a mix of scholarship, from philosophical discussions to conceptual models to empirical studies that, taken together, will help inform the transformation of public leadership that is already underway.

Contested Transformation

Author: Carol Hardy-Fanta
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316824519
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Contested Transformation constitutes the first comprehensive study of racial and ethnic minorities holding elective office in the United States at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Building on data from the Gender and Multicultural Leadership (GMCL) National Database and Survey, it provides a baseline portrait of Black, Latino, Asian American, and American Indian elected officials - the women and men holding public office at national, state, and local levels of government. Analysis reveals commonalities and differences across race and gender groups on their backgrounds, paths to public office, leadership roles, and policy positions. Challenging mainstream political science theories in their applicability to elected officials of color, the book offers new understandings of the experiences of those holding public office today. Gains in political leadership and influence by people of color are transforming the American political landscape, but they have occurred within a contested political context, one where struggles for racial and gender equality continue.

Leadership for the Twenty first Century

Author: Joseph Clarence Rost
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275946104
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This illuminating study critiques the concept of leadership as understood in the last 75 years and looks to the twenty-first century for a reconstructed understanding of leadership in the postindustrial era. More similarities in past decades were found than had been thought; the thread throughout Rost's book is that leadership was conceived of as good management. He develops a new definition and paradigm for leadership in this volume that distinguishes leadership from management in fundamental ways. The ethics of leadership from a postindustrial perspective completes the paradigm. The book concludes with suggestions that can be immediately utilized in helping to transform our understanding of leadership.

The Audacity of Leadership

Author: Anton J. Gunn
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449017118
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Have you every wondered, what defines leadership in the 21st Century? Do you know what it takes to become a revolutionary leader for change? Do you possess the essential skills needed to be a transformative leader in your organization? What are the things that separate extraordinary leaders from ordinary leaders? Look no further for these answers. Anton Gunn's amazing love of Hip Hop, community organizing and politics has uniquely prepared him to craft these leadership essentials that he calls The Audacity of Leadership. Anton's distinctive ability to turn small opportunities into bold leadership positions was the beginning of The Audacity of Leadership. Anton's leadership path has taken him from Hip Hop; to Division I College Football; to the youngest executive to lead a major non-profit organization in South Carolina; ultimately to making history in the South Carolina House of Representatives. Anton's career led him to a defining leadership experience working for future President, Barack Obama. This unique opportunity has given Anton profound insights into the essentials necessary to become the kind of bold leader that makes change possible in our world. The model of The Audacity of Leadership explains the essential qualities that today's leaders must posses in order to become a bold and transformative leader in the 21st Century. Anton learned these skills as a community organizer, advocate, and a political leader. Now you can learn them too. Start your leadership journey today by mastering these essentials and I promise you, you will enhance your ability to change the world.

Innovations in Public Leadership Development

Author: Ricardo S. Morse
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317467841
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This is the best single-source guide to leadership development in the public sector. It offers a wealth of advice for teachers, students, trainers, human resource officers, and established leaders. The all-original chapters include discussions of leadership frameworks, competencies for public leaders for the "new governance," and strategies for senior leaders in government.The book's wide-ranging coverage includes in-depth discussions of specific approaches to learning methods such as action learning and social artistry, as well as presentations of leader development models such as transformational stewardship and global leadership. The contributors present experiences from real-world leadership development programs, and the book situates leader development within the current trends of networks, collaboration, and boundary-crossing work in the public sector.

Leadership Matters

Author: Chris Mabey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351263625
Format: PDF
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In recent years we have seen what could be described as a moral meltdown in the corporate corridors of power. Few sectors have escaped high profile scandals, with public officials and leaders guilty of malpractice, duplicity, fraud and corporate malfeasance. Conventional leadership theories appear to be inadequate to equip those with power to act ethically and responsibly. At a more macro level, many of the social and environmental problems we face in the 21st century could in fact, be described as spiritual in nature, rooted in a flawed human condition. Leadership Matters brings together an eclectic mix of authors of different faith traditions, to explore what this spiritual and cultural transformation might look like. For too long we have relied on external codes of conduct, which are, at best, blunt instruments for creating ethical practice. So, chapter by chapter, this book examines our interior lives from the perspective of mind, body and soul. The unashamed premise of this book is that true and influential leadership comes from the inside with each chapter presenting what it means to lead respectfully, critically, responsibly and humbly in the gritty reality of the twenty first century workplace. This volume will be of keen interest to academics and practitioners in the field of leadership and the related disciplines.

Transforming Medical Education for the 21st Century

Author: George R. Lueddeke
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1910227870
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Drawing on key international reports and input from leading healthcare practitioners and educators worldwide, this ground-breaking book closely examines the real issues facing medicine and medical education. With a wide-ranging, evidence-based approach, the author identifies key drivers of change in both the developing and developed world. He examines national and international medical education priorities, suggests practical educational development and change management strategies to translate reforms into reality, and reviews the role of the medical profession as part of the wider healthcare community. This highly detailed, full-colour text offers thought-provoking reading for all healthcare educators and professionals. Healthcare managers and policy makers will find invaluable the practical, specific guidance for change. Healthcare students too, will find the accessible advice for personal direction and development both eye-opening and inspirational. With commentaries by experts who participated as members of The Lancet Commission on Education of 'Health Professionals for a New Century: Transforming Education to Strengthen Health Systems in an Interdependent World' Lord Nigel Crisp, House of Lords, London, United Kingdom Professor Patricia J. Garcia, Dean, School of Public Health and Administration, Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru Professor Afaf I. Meleis, Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, United States and an epilogue on 'Leadership in Medicine and Healthcare for the 21st century' by Dr Ruth Collins-Nakai, former president of the Canadian Medical Association and chair of the Canadian Medical Foundation, Ontario, Canada

Leadership for the Common Good

Author: Barbara C. Crosby
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787978402
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When it was first published in 1992, the first edition of Leadership for the Common Good presented a revolutionary approach to community and organizational leadership in a shared-power world. Now, in this completely revised and updated edition, Barbara Crosby and John Bryson expand on their proven leadership model and offer new insights and guidance to leaders. This second edition is a practical resource for a new generation of leaders and aspiring leaders and includes success stories, challenges, and real-world experience.

Transforming Leaders Into Progress Makers

Author: Phillip G. Clampitt
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412974690
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By using a research-driven model, discussing compelling cases from leading companies, and presenting seven actionable ideas to make progress, the book blends scholarly research and actionable strategies to empower readers to decide what issues to focus on and in what direction to lead.