Successful change in the public sector can be supported or hindered by political and administrative leadership, individual and group motivation, and the public’s perception of the effectiveness of public officials and government structures. But do the very characteristics of public sector organizations present obstacles to successful transformative change? This book assesses the current state of the literature on leadership and change in government and public policy, and introduces the reader to innovative new ways to demonstrate leadership in times of change.
Contributions from accomplished scholars in the field cover the traditional public administration areas of performance and management, as well as the diversity of issues that surround public leadership and change, both domestic and global. Chapters on public sector innovation, performance leadership, governance networks, complexity in disaster management, change initiatives in educational systems and local government, citizen advisory bodies, and gender and race equality, to name but a few, provide important case studies throughout the volume. Leadership and Change in Public Sector Organizations will be required reading for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in public administration/management, leadership, and public policy analysis.
Chapter One: Introduction: Beyond Reform – Leadership, Change and the Role of Innovation
James D. Ward
Part 1: Ecology of Public Sector Innovation and Performance Literature
Chapter Two: Reinventing and Redesigning Government
James H. Svara
Chapter Three: Innovation and Organizational Survival Research
Eleanor D. Glor and Mario A. Rivera
Part 2: Governance and New Frontiers in Public Policy
Chapter Four: Cooperative and Collaborative Governance in a Networked Age
Chapter Five: Chaos Theory, Disaster Policy, and Responses: Achieving the New Normal
Gretchen M. Richards
Part 3: Leadership and Change in Governing Systems
Chapter Six: Public Sector Compensation – School District Superintendents: Are we getting our monies worth?
Christopher Stream, Antonio Gutierrez, and Ashok EM Sudhakar
Chapter Seven: Implementing an Innovative Dream of Change: Lessons from Houston Community Colleges
Susan T. Gooden and Kasey J. Martin
Chapter Eight: Citizen Advisory Bodies: New Wine in Old Bottles?
Margaret Stout, George W. Dougherty, Jr., and Larkin Dudley
Chapter Nine: Local Government Reform, Convergence, and the Hybrid Model
James D. Ward
Part 4: Social Justice and Equality
Chapter Ten: Support for Gender Equality Duty Strategies among Local Government Officials in Texas
Thomas Longoria, Darlene Budd, and Lynn L. Manganaro
Chapter Eleven: Can Innovative Leadership Improve Community and Policing Relationships? Lessons Learned from Youngstown, Ohio
Cryshanna A. Jackson Leftwich
Chapter Twelve: Choice Points as a Framework for Decision-Making
Brandi Blessett and Tia Sherèe Gaynor
Chapter Thirteen: Conclusion: Scenarios and Common Themes in Leadership and Change
James D. Ward