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Administrative Leadership in the Public Sector

ISBN 9780765613493
Published July 22, 2015 by Routledge
464 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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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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.