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Transforming Public Leadership for the 21st Century

ISBN 9780765620422
Published January 15, 2008 by Routledge
392 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword, The Honorable David M. Walker; Preface and Acknowledgments, Terry F. Buss; 1. Introduction: The Transformation of Public Leadership, Ricardo S. Morse and Terry F. Buss; Part I. Politics, Administration, and Public Leadership; 2. Transformational Leadership, Newt Gingrich; 3. Public Leadership as Gardening, H. George Frederickson and David S.T. Matkin; 4. 21st Century Career Leaders, Dwight Ink; 5. Leadership by Top Administrators in a Changing World: New Challenges in Political-Administrative Relations, James H. Svara; Part II. Leadership Frames; 6. Trans-leadership: Linking Influential Theory and Contemporary Research, Matthew R. Fairholm; 7. The Changing Leadership Landscape: A Military Perspective, George Reed and Georgia Sorenson; 8. Leading at the Edge of Chaos, Nanette M. Blandin; 9. Transformational Stewardship: Leading Public Sector Change, James Edwin Kee, Kathryn E. Newcomer, and S. Mike Davis; Part III. Leadership and Collaboration; 10. Leadership for the Common Good: Creating Regimes of Mutual Gain John M. Bryson and Barbara C. Crosby; 11. Creating Public Value Using Managed Networks, Edward DeSeve; 12. Consensus Building and Leadership, John B. Stephens; 13. The Challenge of Leading through Networks: Institutional Analysis as a Way Forward, Brent Never; Part IV. Leading Change in Different Contexts; 14. Leadership and Management in Local Government, Karl Nollenberge; 15. Four-Frame Leadership in Authentic, Results-Oriented Management Reform: Case Studies in Canada and the United States, Brendan F. Burke and Bernadette C. Costello; 16. Leadership Strategies for Large-scale IT Implementations in Government, Marilu Goodyear and Mark R. Nelson; 17. Government's New Breed of Change Agents: Leading the War on Ter Daniel P. Forrester; 18. Leadership and Ethics in Decision Making by Public Managers, Christine Gibbs Springer; About the Editors and Contributors; * Index.

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