Leadership in Public Organizations: An Introduction

Editor/Author Van Wart, Montgomery
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge

Single-User Purchase Price: $218.95
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ISBN: 978-0-7656-2550-2
Category: Leadership
Image Count: 41
Book Status: Available
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This concise, yet comprehensive treatment of public sector leadership is designed for upper level and graduate students, and can also serve as a guidebook for professionals in the field. In addition to a full, up-to-date review of leadership theories, it covers the main competency clusters in detail, and provides both the research on each competency and practical guidelines for improvement. These competencies are graphically portrayed in a Leadership Action cycle that aids students in visually connecting theory and practice.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Understanding Theories of Leadership and Leadership Styles
  • 3. Early Management, Trait, Stratified Systems, and Transactional Theories of Leadership
  • 4. Charismatic and Transformational Approaches
  • 5. Distributed Approaches to Leadership
  • 6. Ethics-Based Leadership Theories
  • 7. Leadership Approaches Focusing on Influence, Attribution, and a Changing Environment
  • 8. Competency-Based Leadership Approaches
  • 9. Traits That Contribute to Leader Effectiveness
  • 10. Skills That Contribute to Leader Effectiveness
  • 11. Assessments by Leaders and the Goals to Which They Lead
  • 12. Task-Oriented Behaviors
  • 13. People-Oriented Behaviors
  • 14. Organization-Oriented Behaviors
  • 15. Leadership Development and Evaluation
  • Appendix A. Assessment of Organizational Conditions and Leader Performance
  • Appendix B. General Instructions for the Assessment of Organizational Conditions and Leader Performance
  • References
  • About the Authors