Discuss the means by which effective leaders negotiate change and improvement with other stakeholders.
- OverviewLeading well requires effective management skills. Management and leadership are not entirely the same, but there is much overlap, and an effective leader needs to know how to manage. This is certainly true in public administration, where specific management skills are required. For this module, we will focus on some of the managerial skills needed to effect change at an organizational and policy level. Leaders need to know how to engage in policy analysis, recommend change, and collaborate with other stakeholders to agree on changes and implement solutions. You will learn that leadership skills are needed to accomplish these tasks.
- Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Identify the important facets of planning, implementation, and evaluation in the public administration context;
- Discuss the means by which effective leaders negotiate change and improvement with other stakeholders; and,
- Synthesize these best practices into a working definition of public administration statesmanship.
- Reading & Study
- Textbook Readings
- A Biblical-Covenantal Perspective on Organizational Behavior & Leadership: Lesson 7
- Article: Transactional Authority and Bureaucratic Politics
- Article: Collaborative Governance: Integrating Management, Politics, and Law
- Article: Policy Feedback and the Politics of Administration
- Article: Governing Small-Town America Today: The Promise and Dilemma of Dense Networks
- Presentation: Strategic Planning in Public Organizations