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Leadership in Public Organizations: An IntroductionLeadership in Public Organizations is a concise yet comprehensive treatment of public sector leadership for upper division and graduate students. In addition to a full, up-to-date review of leadership theories in the field, it covers the major 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 practi…

Leadership in the Public Sector: Promise and PitfallsIn view of the approaching age of austerity for the public sector, leadership is likely to continue to become a key theme. This edited volume brings together a host of material from the public sector to analyze the issue internationally. Teelken, Dent & Ferlie lead a team of contributors in examining three key aspects of this increasingly important theme: the meaning of public sector leadership, and how this changes in different contexts the implications for leadership style given the grow…

Boards That Make a Difference: A New Design for Leadership in Nonprofit and Public OrganizationsIn this revised and updated third edition, Carver continues to debunk the entrenched beliefs and habits that hobble boards and to replace them with his innovative approach to effective governance. This proven model offers an empowering and fundamental redesign of the board role and emphasizes values, vision, empowerment of both the board and staff, and strategic ability to lead leaders. Policy Governance gives board members and staff a new approach to board job design, board-staff relationships,…

The Character of Leadership: Political Realism and Public Virtue in Nonprofit OrganizationsBehold, I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore, be as shrewd as snakes, and as innocent as doves. –Matthew 10:16 . . . remarkable example of practical humanities scholarship. . . .Those who lead all sorts of nonprofit organizations can benefit from this bracing encounter with political realism. –James Wind, president, Alban Institute and author of Places to Worship Leaders of nonprofit enterprises are often motivated by a completing vision of how the world should be. Too often…

Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit OrganizationsThe only text in management and organizational behavior to focus on public organizations, nonprofit organizations, and school systems, Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations fosters competency in critical management and leadership skills including communication, motivation, teamwork, group dynamics, and decision-making. Cases, self-assessment exercises, simulations, and evaluative instruments provide students the opportunity to experience the applied side of theories and t…

Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations A must-read for students in public administration and nonprofit management programs!   Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Fourth Edition, is designed to help students understand, manage, and influence the behavior of others in the workplace. Esteemed authors Robert B. Denhardt, Janet V. Denhardt, and Maria P. Aristigueta take an action-oriented approach by using real-world circumstances within public and nonprofit organizations to illustrate key concepts. Important …

Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: Lessons From the Third SectorLeadership in Nonprofit Organizations is about exemplary leadership as found in both corporate and nonprofit organizations. The authors take a fresh approach to the study of leadership: they perform research in nonprofits both to understand and appreciate their complexities, and to reachconclusions about the nature of leadership in any context, including for-profit and governmental entities. Moving from nonprofit to for-profit in this way reverses the flow of ideas as represented in the mainstre…

Managing in the Public Sector: A Casebook in Ethics and LeadershipCasebooks in public administration have become intensely sophisticated with complex scenarios, richly detailed multi-step simulations, and demanding role playing requirements. While these types of cases and exercises have their place, Managing in the Public Sector is a casebook designed with maximum instructor flexibility and student engagement in mind. Featuring cases brief enough to be covered in the last few minutes of a class as well as those substantive enough to last the entire hour, this …

How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st CenturyWhy are some civic associations better than others at getting–and keeping–people involved in activism? From MoveOn.org to the National Rifle Association, Health Care for America Now to the Sierra Club, membership-based civic associations constantly seek to engage people in civic and political action. What makes some more effective than others? Using in-person observations, surveys, and field experiments, this book compares organizations with strong records of engaging people in health and envi…

Leadership in Public Organizations: An IntroductionNow in a completely revised and updated Third Edition, Leadership in Public Organizations provides a compact but complete analysis of leadership for students and practitioners who work in public and nonprofit organizations. Offering a comprehensive review of leadership theories in the field, from the classic to the cutting-edge, and how they relate specifically to the public sector context, this textbook covers the major competency clusters in detail, supported by research findings as well as pr…