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The complex challenges facing today's public leaders?economic development homelessness, teen pregnancy, and many others?have no quick-fix solutions. Interconnected in nature, with an impact on virtually every segment of society, these issues require that leaders in federal, state, and local agencies reach out beyond their boundaries to engage a much broader group of stakeholders to create sustainable strategies to address them.

[ital]Catalytic Leadership presents a new kind of leadership that is more successful with these complex, interconnected problems. Effective public leaders act as catalysts who convene multiple stakeholder groups, facilitate and mediate agreements around tough issues, think systemically and strategically about sustainable actions. They are passionate about reaching a particular outcome yet remain flexible and inclusive on specific strategies to reach the desired results.

In contrast to traditional leadership, which is based on hierarchical authority, taking charge and "seizing the reins," the catalytic leader is an elected official, appointed public manager, civic leader, or community volunteer who brings together diverse individuals from multiple agencies to address interconnected public problems and work together toward solutions.

Handling societal problems in this interconnected world requires unusual and dynamic partnerships between government agencies, nonprofit service providers, business enterprises, neighborhood groups, and educational institutions. This groundbreaking guide shows public leaders how to pull together business, civic and nonprofit leaders to address critical issues and create innovative strategies for change.

Filled with case studies, real-world examples, and many other hands-on resources, Catalytic Leadership is written for the true public leaders?citizens from all walks of life, working together to tackle the toughest public problems.

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The author contrasts traditional, hierarchical styles of leadership with what he terms a "catalytic" style of leadership, which brings together diverse individuals from multiple agencies to address interconnected public problems and work together toward solutions. He explains the principles which underlie such leadership, as well as providing case studies which illuminate them.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Jeff Luke's book is simply outstanding and a must read for those public leaders interested in advancing the common good.

?John Bryson, professor of planing and public affairs in the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and author of Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

This groundbreaking guide presents a new kind of leadership that addresses the complex problems facing today's public leaders. These issues?such as economic development, homelessness, teen pregnancy, and many others?are interconnected in nature and have no quick fix solutions. Leaders in federal, state and local agencies must reach out beyond their boundaries to engage a much broader group of stakeholders to create sustainable strategies to address them. The catalytic leader brings together diverse individuals from multiple agencies to address interconnected public problems and work together toward solutions.

Filled with case studies, real-world examples, and many other hands-on resources, Catalytic Leadership is written for the true public leaders?citizens from all walks of life, working together to tackle the toughest public problems.

About the Author

JEFFREY S. LUKE is director of the Pacific Program for State and Local Government Executives and associate professor of planning, public policy, and management at the University of Oregon. He is co-author of Management Training Strategies in Third World Countries (1987 with J. Kerrigan), Managing Economic Development: State and Local Leadership Strategies (1988 with C. Ventriss, B.J. Reed, and C. Reed) He has been a consultant to a wide variety of federal, state and local government agencies, and has published over twenty articles, papers and chapters on public leadership, strategic planning, and ethics.

Table of Contents

THE CHALLENGE FACING PUBLIC LEADERS.

The Interconnected Nature of Public Problems.

Defining Public Leadership.

THE CATALYTIC TASKS OF PUBLIC LEADERSHIP.

Raising Awareness: Focusing Public Attention on the Issue.

Forming Working Groups: Bringing People Together to Address the Problem.

Creating Strategies: Stimulating Multiple Strategies and Options for Action.

Sustaining Action: Implementing Strategies and Maintaining Momentum.

THE FOUNDAMENTAL SKILLS FOR CATALYTIC LEADERS.

Thinking and Acting Strategically.

Facilitating Productive Working Groups.

Leading from Personal Passion and Strength of Character.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787909178
Author:
Luke, Jeffery S.
Author:
Luke, Jeffrey Scott
Author:
Luke, Jeffrey S.
Author:
Luke, Jeffrey Scott
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Political leadership
Subject:
Political planning
Subject:
Political leadership -- United States.
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Political planning -- United States.
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
Management / Leadership
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
J-B US non-Franchise Leadership
Series Volume:
177
Publication Date:
October 1997
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
275
Dimensions:
9.50x6.46x.99 in. 1.26 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Jeff Luke's book is simply outstanding and a must read for those public leaders interested in advancing the common good.

?John Bryson, professor of planing and public affairs in the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and author of Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

This groundbreaking guide presents a new kind of leadership that addresses the complex problems facing today's public leaders. These issues?such as economic development, homelessness, teen pregnancy, and many others?are interconnected in nature and have no quick fix solutions. Leaders in federal, state and local agencies must reach out beyond their boundaries to engage a much broader group of stakeholders to create sustainable strategies to address them. The catalytic leader brings together diverse individuals from multiple agencies to address interconnected public problems and work together toward solutions.

Filled with case studies, real-world examples, and many other hands-on resources, Catalytic Leadership is written for the true public leaders?citizens from all walks of life, working together to tackle the toughest public problems.

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