Transforming Public Leadership for the 21st Century, 1st Edition

  • Terry Buss
  • Ricardo Morse
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  • ISBN-10: 0765624400
  • ISBN-13: 9780765624406
  • DDC: 351.73
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 392 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released January 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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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

Front Cover.
Transformational Trends in Governance and Democracy.
About the Academy.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface and Acknowledgments.
Half Title Page.
1: The Transformation of Public Leadership.
2: Politics, Administration, and Public Leadership.
3: Transformational Leadership.
4: Public Leadership as Gardening.
5: Twenty-First-Century Career Leaders.
6: Leadership by Top Administrators in a Changing World: New Challenges in Political-Administrative Relations.
7: Leadership Frames.
8: Trans-leadership: Linking Influential Theory and Contemporary Research.
9: The Changing Leadership Landscape: A Military Perspective.
10: Leading at the Edge of Chaos.
11: Transformational Stewardship: Leading Public-Sector Change.
12: Leadership and Collaboration.
13: Leadership for the Common Good: Creating Regimes of Mutual Gain.
14: Creating Public Value Using Managed Networks.
15: Consensus Building and Leadership.
16: The Challenge of Leading through Networks: Institutional Analysis as a Way Forward.
17: Leading Change in Different Contexts.
18: Leadership and Management in Local Government.
19: Four-Frame Leadership in Authentic, Results-Oriented Management Reform: Case Studies in Canada and the United States.
20: Leadership Strategies for Large-Scale IT Implementations in Government.
21: Government's New Breed of Change Agents: Leading the War on Terror.
22: Leadership and Ethics in Decision Making by Public Managers.
About the Editors and Contributors.