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The New Public Leadership Challenge - Stephen Brookes

The New Public Leadership Challenge

By: Stephen Brookes (Editor), Keith Grint (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 22nd June 2010
ISBN: 9780230224179
Number Of Pages: 353

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This book offers a new insight into leadership in the public sector:
It describes public leadership as a form of collective leadership in which leaders from a range of public, private and voluntary organizations share a common aim in improving the life of communities. It examines the current focus on public service reform and highlights the impact that performance targets have had on leadership.
The importance of the role of the individual leader is acknowledged, but it argues that this role is not to provide the answers but to ask intelligent questions in tackling wicked issues that undermine well being. The book explores the experience of reform across the sector and sets some tough challenges for government, public institutions and their leaders.
It will be of benefit to all who are interested in what the future holds for public services and prompts a different way of thinking about leadership.

Setting the Challenege for Public Leaders
Public Sector Reform and the Impact on Leadership
Central Government Reform and Leadership
Health Services Reform and Leadership
Education reform and Leadership
Police and Criminal Justice Reform and Leadership
Local Government Reform and Leadership
UK Defence Reform and Leadership
Essential Features of Public Leadership
Keynote Chapter: What is Expected of Public Leaders?
Political Leadership
Community Leadership
Leaders as Problem Solvers
Knowledge and Capabilities of Public Leaders
Measuring the Value of Leadership Skills to Deliver Improved Performance
Public Leadership in Action?
Adaptive Leadership in Drumcree
Leadership of Change Narratives: An Alternative Voice
S17 of the Crime and Disorder Act: A Missed Opportunity for Public Leadership?
Partnerships: Rhetoric or Reality?
Outlining a Public Leadership Approach
Lessons from the Private Sector
The Role of the Third Sector in Public Leadership
Can Public Leadership be Evaluated
A Collective Public Leadership Approach for the Future
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ISBN: 9780230224179
ISBN-10: 0230224172
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 353
Published: 22nd June 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.84 x 13.97  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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