By: James Edwin Kee and Kathryn E. Newcomer
Foreword by Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant U.S. Coast Guard
The Most Comprehensive Book on Leading Change in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
"The authors present some of the most interesting case studies of transformational stewardship to be found anywhere, brilliantly interpreted and generalized…and finally, a model of change leadership that flexes and adapts."
—Peter Vaill, Professor of Management
In the public and nonprofit arenas, leaders face the unique challenge of protecting the public interest while implementing organizational change initiatives. To succeed, these leaders must build organizations that are “change-centric,” carefully weigh and prepare for the risks of change, and develop a change-oriented leadership style that authors Kee and Newcomer call transformational stewardship.
A comprehensive approach to leading change, Transforming Public and Nonprofit Organizations: Stewardship for Leading Change provides public and nonprofit leaders and students of leadership, management, and organizational change with theoretical knowledge and practical tools for accomplishing change goals while protecting the broader public interest. This insightful and useful guide offers:
- An introduction to the change-oriented leadership concept, transformational stewardship
- An easy-to-follow model for initiating change in the public interest
- Case studies, practical tips, and resources for additional learning
- An organizational assessment instrument to gauge readiness for major change
- A 360-degree assessment instrument to identify individual leadership strengths and areas for improvement
The Challenges for Leaders • Key Leadership Change Processes • A Vision for the Future • Leadership Change-Risk Diagnostic Instrument • Transformational Stewardship 360-Degree Assessment
About the Authors
James Edwin Kee, JD, MPA, is a professor of public policy and public administration at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University (GW) and Co-Director of the Midge Smith Center for Evaluation Effectiveness.
Kathryn E. Newcomer, PhD, is a professor and Associate Director at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at GW, where she is also Co-Director of the Midge Smith Center for Evaluation Effectiveness and Director of the PhD in Public Policy and Administration program.
Praise for Transforming Public and Nonprofit Organizations: Stewardship for Leading Change
“A fresh and easy-to-read approach to organizational change in the public sector. The many case studies, checklists, and practical tips make this a very usable text for practitioners.”
—Nancy E. Tate, Executive Director
League of Women Voters of the United States
“An excellent book on leading change in public and non-profit organizations... Potential leaders, at whatever organizational level, should find this book insightful and helpful in shaping their ideas and their interventions.”
—Robert B. Denhardt, Director
Arizona State University School of Public Affairs
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