Higher Education

Leading Public Organizations: An Interactive Approach, 1st Edition

  • Carol A. Rusaw University of Connecticut and University of Louisiana, Lafayette
  • ISBN-10: 0155084623  |  ISBN-13: 9780155084629
  • 320 Pages
  • © 2001 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $97.50



This text was written specifically for students in public administration (as opposed to students of management), focusing on public leadership rather than business leadership. Rusaw explains important theories and concepts of leadership development, and offers many interactive exercises that allow students to apply concepts to situations that leaders may encounter in government.

Table of Contents

1. Transacting Leadership Roles and Responsibilities.
2. Leadership Authority, Power, and Influence.
3. Leadership through Motivating Others.
4. Approaches to Leadership: Normative, Situational, and Contingency.
5. Building Trust.
6. Creating Meaning: Approaches to Leadership Communication.
7. Leading Diverse Followers.
8. Team Leadership in the Public Sector.
9. Leading Conflict Resolution in Public Organizations.
10. Rational and Non-rational Problem Solving and Decision-Making in the Public Sector.
11. Public Leadership and Innovation.
12. The Ethics of Public Leadership.