Innovations in Public Leadership Development, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Ricardo S Morse, Terry F Buss
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  • ISBN-10: 0765624524
  • ISBN-13: 9780765624529
  • DDC: 351
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released November 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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This is the best single-source guide to leadership development in the public sector. It offers a wealth of advice for teachers, students, trainers, human resource officers, and established leaders. The all-original chapters include discussions of leadership frameworks, competencies for public leaders for the 'new governance', and strategies for senior leaders in government. The book's wide-ranging coverage includes in-depth discussions of specific approaches to learning methods such as action learning and social artistry, as well as presentations of leader development models such as transformational stewardship and global leadership. The contributors present experiences from real-world leadership development programs, and the book situates leader development within the current trends of networks, collaboration, and boundary-crossing work in the public sector.



  • Ricardo S Morse
  • Terry F Buss

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
About the Academy.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Changing Conceptions of Public Leadership.
2: Culture and Leadership.
3: From the New Public Management to the New Democratic Governance: Leadership Opportunities and Challenges.
4: Developing Future Leaders.
5: Transformational Leadership Behavior: An Opportunity for Academic Department Chairs.
6: Public Leadership and Collaboration.
7: Developing Public Leaders in an Age of Collaborative Governance.
8: From Local Managers to Community Change Agents: Lessons from an Executive Leadership Program Experience.
9: Preparing MPA Graduates to Serve as Intermediaries in Community Building and Public Engagement.
10: Global Public Leadership.
11: Developing Leaders in the New Age of Government.
12: Government Personnel: Foreign Affairs.
13: Competency for Global Leadership Experience of the U.S. Foreign Service.
14: New Political Appointees.
15: Getting New Government Leaders on the Fast Track to Success: A Framework.
16: A Leadership Agenda for Newly Appointed Senior Officials.
17: Approaches to Public Leadership Development.
18: A New Vision for Public Leadership The Case for Developing Transformational Stewards.
19: Designing and Delivering Leadership Programs: Challenges and Prospects.
20: Learning How to Learn: Action Learning for Leadership Development.
21: Transforming and Decentralizing Global Public Leadership Through Social Artistry.
Can Government Grow Great Leaders? Results of a Symposium: National Academy of Public Administration.
About the Editors and Contributors.