Transforming Public Leadership for the 21st Century

Transforming Public Leadership for the 21st Century

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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 qTransformational Trends in Governance a Democracyq 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 qcareer leadersq - 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.Before describing the concept of transformational leadership, however, we want to briefly consider some of the major demands for change on public-sector leaders. ... leadership in the public sector is most evident when we examine the pressures for change felt by todaya#39;s public managers. These change pressures come from many sources: an aging public-sector workforce, resource constraints, newanbsp;...

Title:Transforming Public Leadership for the 21st Century
Author:Ricardo S. Morse, Terry F. Buss, C. Morgan Kinghorn
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-12-18


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