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Dynamics of Leadership in Public Service : Theory and Practice.

Author: Montgomery Van Wart
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Wart, Montgomery Van.
Dynamics of Leadership in Public Service : Theory and Practice.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Montgomery Van Wart
ISBN: 9781317472766 1317472764
OCLC Number: 898771357
Notes: 14. People-Oriented Behaviors.
Description: 1 online resource (560 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface to the Second Edition; Changes in the Second Edition; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; Types of Leadership; History of the Literature on Leadership in the Mainstream and Public Sectors; Perennial Debates in Leadership Theory; A Discussion of Some Important Terms and Concepts; An Operational Definition of Leadership for Individuals; Conclusion; Part I: Leadership Theories; 2. Theoretical Building Blocks: Contingency Factors and Leader Styles; Contingency Factors; Dimensions of Styles; Types of Leader Styles; Conclusion. 3. Leadership Theories: Early Managerial and Transactional ApproachesUse of a Causal-Chain Model to Compare Approaches and Theories; Early Management and Leadership Approaches; Transactional Approaches; Conclusion; 4. Leadership Theories: Charismatic and Transformational Approaches; Precursors to Contemporary Charismatic and Transformational Theories; Comparing Transactional and Transformational Approaches to Leadership; Charismatic and Transformational Approaches; Conclusion; 5. Horizontal and Distributed Models of Leadership; Distributed-Leadership Approaches; Conclusion. 6. Ethics-Based Leadership TheoriesPerspectives on Ethics-Based Leadership; Generic Leadership Model Based on Consciousness and Conscientiousness; Conclusion; 7. Specialized Approaches to Leadership: Power, Culture, Diversity, and Gender; The Power Approach to Leadership; World Cultures and Leadership; Subcultures, Diversity, and Leadership; Gender and Leadership; Conclusion; 8. Integrative Theories; Shared Leadership Theory; Chemers's Integrative Theory; Transformational Theory; Strategic Leadership Theory; Social Change Leadership Theory; Complexity Leadership Theory. Leadership Competencies TheoryMultiple-Organizational-Level Leadership Theory; Conclusion; Part II: Applying Theory; 9. Leader Assessments; Assessment of the Organization and Its Environment; Constraints of Leadership; Conclusion; 10. Leader Formulation and Prioritization of Goals; The Science and Art of Goal Setting; Generic Skills Used in Goal Setting; A Model of Leader Goal Formulation and Prioritization in Organizational Settings; Selecting Major Goals; Balancing Goals; Conclusion; 11. Traits That Contribute to Leader Effectiveness; Self-Confidence; Decisiveness; Resilience; Energy. Need for AchievementWillingness to Assume Responsibility; Flexibility; A Service Mentality; Personal Integrity; Emotional Maturity; Conclusion; 12. Skills That Contribute to Leader Effectiveness; Communication Skills; Social Skills; Influence Skills; Analytic Skills; Technical Skills; Continual Learning; Conclusion; 13. Task-Oriented Behaviors; The Underlying Logic of Each of the Behavior Domains; Monitoring and Assessing Work; Operations Planning; Clarifying Roles and Objectives; Informing; Delegating; Problem Solving; Managing Technical Innovation and Creativity; Conclusion.

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