Understanding Public Leadership

Author: Paul 't Hart
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137450576
Format: PDF, ePub
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This new state of the art text by a leading authority provides a broad-ranging and truly international introduction to public leadership of all types and at all levels.

Public Leadership

Author: Paul 't Hart
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1921536314
Format: PDF, ePub
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'Leadership' is routinely admired, vilified, ridiculed, invoked, trivialised, explained and speculated about in the media and in everyday conversation. Despite all this talk, there is surprisingly little consensus about how to answer basic questions about the nature, place, role and impact of leadership in contemporary society. This book brings together academics from a broad array of social science disciplines who are interested in contemporary understandings of leadership in the public domain. Their work on political, administrative and civil society leadership represents a stock-take of what we need to know and offers original examples of what we do know about public leadership. Although this volume connects scholars living in, and mostly working on, public leadership in Australia and New Zealand, their contributions have a much broader scope and relevance.

Prudential Public Leadership

Author: J. Uhr
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137506490
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book recovers Aristotle's understanding of the roles of rhetoric and prudence in public leadership, comparing it to the other major political theories of leadership: utilitarianism, as advocated by J.S. Mill, and duty-ethics, as advocated by Immanuel Kant.

Through the Labyrinth

Author: Alice Hendrickson Eagly
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422116913
Format: PDF, ePub
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Despite real progress, women remain rare enough in elite positions of power that their presence still evokes a sense of wonder. InThrough the Labyrinth, Alice Eagly and Linda Carli examine why women’s paths to power remain difficult to traverse. First, Eagly and Carli prove that the glass ceiling is no longer a useful metaphor and offer seven reasons why. They propose the labyrinth as a better image and explain how to navigate through it. This important and practical book addresses such critical questions as: How far have women actually come as leaders? Do stereotypes and prejudices still limit women’s opportunities? Do people resist women’s leadership more than men’s? And, do organisations create obstacles to women who would be leaders? This book’s rich analysis is founded on scientific research from psychology, economics, sociology, political science, and management. The authors ground their conclusions in that research and invoke a wealth of engaging anecdotes and personal accounts to illustrate the practical principles that emerge. With excellent leadership in short supply, no group, organisation, or nation can afford to restrict women’s access to leadership roles. This book evaluates whether such restrictions are present and, when they are, what we can do to eliminate them.

Understanding Public Administration

Author: Michiel S. de Vries
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137575468
Format: PDF, ePub
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This new introductory text by one of the key individuals working in the area explores the essential themes and issues that are crucial to understanding public administration as a distinct field today.

The Politics of Crisis Management

Author: Arjen Boin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521607339
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A unique and comprehensive analysis of the special nature of political and public leadership in major crises.

Understanding Public Management

Author: Kjell A Eliassen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849206465
Format: PDF, Mobi
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'A broad-ranging and highly intelligent account of key recent developments internationally which skillfully updates the public management and governance literatures' - Ewan Ferlie, Royal Holloway 'Public management has been radically changed and reformed... this book gives students a fine introduction to these changes and to the theories dealing with them' - Jørgen Grønnegaard Christensen, University of Aarhus An introduction and guide to the dramatic changes that have occurred in the provision of public services over the last two decades, this book combines theoretical perspectives with a range of case studies from Europe, North America and further afield to explain why, how and with what success liberal democracies have reformed the service role of the state. The book pays close attention to four major dimensions of this transition: " External challenges and opportunties: globalisation and EU integration " Reducing the role of the state: Liberalisation, privatisation, regulation and competition policy " Improving the role of the state: New Public Management, e-Government and beyond " Managing the New Public Sector: organisations, strategy and leadership This text is designed for undergraduate courses in public governance, but it also addresses the core components of MPA programmes - the parameters, tools, principles and theories of public sector reform.

The Holy Grail of Public Leadership

Author: Adam Luecking
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615792897
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Holy Grail of Public Leadership challenges traditional notions of "success" in community-oriented, social sector work. Too often, society sets low expectations for community groups, government agencies, non-profits, and other collective action entities. As a result, many of these organizations are plagued by poorly-defined goals, unreasonable assumptions, and few internal methods for achieving Measurable Impact. The Holy Grail of Public Leadership provides leaders with practical tools to reverse this trend. The book urges readers in traditional and non-traditional leadership positions to make policy decisions grounded in data. If leaders at the community level use the right indicators that allow them to measure their progress incrementally, they will quickly learn what's working well and what isn't. That way they can change course without wasting time and money. Each lesson on data-driven decision making is complemented by a running allegory of a quest for Holy Grail that marks the reader's progress and understanding. Inspiring anecdotes and easy-to-understand examples bring the lessons to life for readers across the public and private sectors. The Holy Grail of Public Leadership is two books for the price of one. It is a leadership guide and performance management textbook. The book transitions seamlessly between these two spheres. Many leadership books focus on soft skills and ignore the importance of management and organization. And many management books are too dense to digest and complicated by academic considerations which don't apply in the real world. But through colorful examples, real-life anecdotes, and a conversational tone, The Holy Grail of Public Leadership aims to inspire readers to unlock their potential as leaders--without any background in performance management techniques. It builds upon the foundation laid out in the seminal book on Results-Based Accountability(tm) ("RBA"), Trying Hard is Not Enough by Mark Friedman. But rather than focus on the how, The Holy Grail of Public Leadership also addresses why achieving Measurable Impact is so important. The Holy Grail of Public Leadership humanizes the framework and demonstrates how to adapt the tools to the reader's community and workplace. FROM THE BACK COVER: "The aim of all public programs should be to have a Measurable Impact in our community." Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member, House Budget Committee "A great resource for any local government that is thinking about a results-based approach to government operations." Rushern L. Baker III, County Executive, Prince George's County (MD) "A valuable read for government employees looking for a way to know that they are making a positive difference in partnership with the people they serve." Tres Hunter Schnell, MSW, Director of Performance Improvement and Public Health Accreditation Coordinator, New Mexico Department of Health "The concepts in this text, namely Results-Based Accountability(tm), have been proven an effective approach for public managers to marshal resources from across complex systems to drive better outcomes for kids and families." Chris Kingsley, Principal Associate for Data Initiatives, National League of Cities "The concepts in this book are the cornerstone of our Community Impact model. A must read for grant makers and non-profits looking to make a difference." Elisabeth Buck, Senior VP of Community Impact, United Way of Central Iowa

Understanding Leadership

Author: Robert M McManus
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317915941
Format: PDF, ePub
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Lao Tzu, Marx, the Buddha, Ibsen, Machiavelli — these are just a few of the world’s great thinkers who have weighed in on the subject of leadership over the centuries. Yet, the contemporary student of leadership often overlooks many of these names in favour of more recent theorists hailing from the social sciences. Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective takes a different angle, employing the works of the great philosophers, authors and artists found in world civilization and presenting an arts and humanities perspective on the study of leadership. The authors build their conceptual framework using The Five Components of Leadership Model, which recognizes the leader, the followers, the goal, the environmental context, and the cultural values and norms that make up the leadership process. Supporting the text are a wealth of case studies which reflect on works such as Ayn Rand’s novella Anthem, Eugène Delacroix’s painting Liberty Leading the People, Charlie Chaplin’s film Modern Times, Athol Fugard’s play "Master Harold" . . . and the Boys, Lao Tzu’s poetic work Tao Te Ching, and Antonín Dvořák’s New World Symphony. The authors also introduce studies from various world cultures to particularly illustrate the role cultural values and norms play in leadership. This illuminating framework promotes the multidimensional thinking that is necessary for understanding and problem solving in a complex world. Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective will be a valuable textbook for both undergraduate and postgraduate leadership students, while leadership professionals will also appreciate the book’s unique liberal arts and cultural approach.

Re imagining Government

Author: Barry Quirk
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230364268
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In an age of austerity, public leaders and managers face a range of external challenges - fiscal, social and political. Combining theoretical insight, empirical commentary and practical experience, this book examines how democratic political systems work and how public decisions are made - and how they could be made better.