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Leadership In Public Organizations

Author : Montgomery Van Wart
ISBN : 9781317466314
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.

Dynamics Of Leadership In Public Service

Author : Montgomery Van Wart
ISBN : 9781317472766
Genre : Political Science
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Eminently readible, current, and comprhensive, this acclaimed text sets the standard for instruction in

Introduction To Public Health Organizations Management And Policy

Author : James A. Johnson
ISBN : 9781285632971
Genre : Education
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Students pursuing a career in public health will be met with diverse and dynamic challenges. From the impact of a cholera outbreak after a natural disaster to promoting healthier lifestyles, protecting our communities will require our vigilance and creativity in finding new and better ways to address these complex problems. Led by series editor, Dr. Carleen Stoskopf, the PUBLIC HEALTH BASICS series introduces undergraduate students to contemporary public health issues ranging from epidemiology, management, data analysis, and health promotion. Through this book series, students will grapple with the major public health issues we are facing locally and globally, while learning and putting into practice the principles of public health. INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS, MANAGEMENT, AND POLICY, the second offering in this new series, provides a detailed introduction to public health organizations and their management. Initial chapters are devoted to exploring foundational concepts, practical applications, and new directions in each domain. Subsequent chapters focus on public health organizations at all levels, from large federal organizations and research centers, to county and local public health agencies. In addition to providing a critical understanding of individual, group, and organization behavior, the author outlines effective approaches to facilitate and manage inevitable organizational change in a productive, sustainable way by applying knowledge of power, influence, motivation, and leadership. This text provides your students with the knowledge and skills neccessary for a successful career in public health. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Human Resource Management In The Public Sector

Author : Ronald J. Burke
ISBN : 9780857937322
Genre : Political Science
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'An impressive collection of authoritative treatments of major current and ongoing topics in public sector human resource management, provided by both well-established experts and up-and-coming scholars who are becoming leaders in the field. A valuable resource for courses on the topic and an important reference for scholars and those seeking to maintain expert knowledge about it.' – Hal G. Rainey, The University of Georgia, US This insightful book presents current thinking and research evidence on the role of human resource management policies and practices in increasing service quality, efficiency and organizational effectiveness in the public sector. Internationally, public sector organisations face enormous challenges, including increasingly uncertain political and economic environments, more vigilant and cost-conscious governments, rapidly evolving community needs and an ageing workforce. This collection examines a range of HRM-related topics that will influence the capacity of public sector agencies to negotiate and respond to the challenges ahead. These topics include managing public sector human resources during an economic downturn, enhancing the satisfaction and motivation of public sector employees, attracting and retaining talent, leadership development, and case studies in successful public sector organizational change. With each chapter drawing on the latest research, but also emphasizing the practical implications, this collection is suitable for practitioners, researchers and students alike. It will also be valuable for HR specialists and managers of HR units in the public sector.

Essentials Of Management And Leadership In Public Health

Author : Chair Department of Health Services Management and Leadership and Director Wertlieb Educational Institute for Long Term Care Management Milken Institute School of Public Health the George Washington University Robert E Burke
ISBN : 9781449636159
Genre : Medical
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Driven by recent events and new trends, public health training increasingly requires new and more advanced information leadership and management skills drawn from business, industry, education, and government. This text offers basic foundation for students entering the field of public health management with a specific focus on developing knowledge and skills in the cross cutting competency domains identified by the ASPH. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition."

Reform And Leadership In The Public Sector

Author : Joe L. Wallis
ISBN : 1781959234
Genre : Political Science
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'In this new, exciting exposition, Brian Dollery and Joe Wallis (here joined by Linda McLoughlin) continue their unique explorations advancing the frontiers of public administration and political economy with a fresh, challenging, and thought-provoking analysis of the effects and implications of more than two decades of public sector reform.' - Zane Spindler, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Public Service Improvement

Author : Rachel E. Ashworth
ISBN : 9780199545483
Genre : Business & Economics
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The performance of public services is a matter of concern in many countries. Issues of public service efficiency, cost, and effectiveness have moved to the forefront of political debate. This book applies the latest thinking from Management and Organization Studies to public organizations to examine how the public sector can perform better.

The Oxford Handbook Of Political Leadership

Author : R. A. W. Rhodes
ISBN : 9780191645860
Genre : Political Science
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Political leadership has made a comeback. It was studied intensively not only by political scientists but also by political sociologists and psychologists, Sovietologists, political anthropologists, and by scholars in comparative and development studies from the 1940s to the 1970s. Thereafter, the field lost its way with the rise of structuralism, neo-institutionalism, and rational choice approaches to the study of politics, government, and governance. Recently, however, students of politics have returned to studying the role of individual leaders and the exercise of leadership to explain political outcomes. The list of topics is nigh endless: elections, conflict management, public policy, government popularity, development, governance networks, and regional integration. In the media age, leaders are presented and stage-managed—spun—as the solution to almost every social problem. Through the mass media and the Internet, citizens and professional observers follow the rise, impact, and fall of senior political officeholders at closer quarters than ever before. This Handbook encapsulates the resurgence by asking, where are we today? It orders the multidisciplinary field by identifying the distinct and distinctive contributions of the disciplines. It meets the urgent need to take stock. It brings together scholars from around the world, encouraging a comparative perspective, to provide a comprehensive coverage of all the major disciplines, methods, and regions. It showcases both the normative and empirical traditions in political leadership studies, and juxtaposes behavioural, institutional, and interpretive approaches. It covers formal, office-based as well as informal, emergent political leadership, and in both democratic and undemocratic polities.

Public Sector Leadership

Author : Jeffrey A. Raffel
ISBN : 9781848449343
Genre : Political Science
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A truly international examination of public sector leadership, this book explores the ways leaders of developed nations are addressing current challenges. The overriding question explored by the authors is how public leadership across the globe addresses new challenges (such as security, financial, demographic), new expectations of leaders, and what public sector leadership means in the new era. The book allows the reader to view a large number of situations across the globe to better understand the relation between context and leadership. It integrates the two fields of leadership and public administration, providing a wide-ranging and complementary empirical context to the topic. Transcending state-centered perspectives, the authors include new developments in governance and public private sector collaboration while retaining a focus on the public values involved. The chapters address public sector leadership issues in a wide array of nations, integrating international perspectives with a globally diverse authorship. Several chapters address issues of collaboration across sectors, changing roles in the New Public Management paradigm, and corresponding new visions of leadership. Several of the chapters are explicitly comparative, including a study of mental health leadership training topics in eight nations, central banking in Europe, and efficiency studies in Britain, Denmark, and Norway. The chapters can be used as thought-provoking case studies as part of a supplemental text, and are accompanied by substantial bibliographies. Scholars, students, and practitioners in leadership, public policy and administration, and organization studies will find this volume a useful reference.

Organization Theory And The Public Sector

Author : Tom Christensen
ISBN : 9781134080250
Genre : Business & Economics
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Public sector organizations are fundamentally different to their private sector counterparts. They are multi-functional, follow a political leadership, and the majority do not operate in an external market. In an era of rapid reform, reorganization and modernization of the public sector, this book offers a timely and illuminating introduction to the public sector organization that recognizes its unique values, interests, knowledge and power-base. Drawing on both instrumental and institutional perspectives within organization theory, as well as democratic theory and empirical studies of decision-making, this text addresses five central aspects of the public sector organization: goals and values leadership and steering reform and change effects and implications understanding and design. This volume challenges conventional economic analysis of the public sector, arguing instead for a democratic-political approach and a new, prescriptive organization theory. A rich resource of both theory and practice, Organization Theory for the Public Sector: Instrument, Culture and Myth is essential reading for anybody studying the public sector.

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