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Catalytic Leadership: Strategies for an Interconnected World

Catalytic Leadership: Strategies for an Interconnected World

Jeffrey S. Luke

ISBN: 978-0-787-90917-8

Oct 1997, Jossey-Bass

275 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$53.00

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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.
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.
"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 planning 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 is a must read for anyone interested in having a positive impact on the future of his or her community." --?Randall Franke, Commissioner, Marion County, Oregon

"Jeff Luke has courageously taken on describing in depth what it takes to make progress in an interconnected world. He has done it by recognizing that the new complex stew of theory, practice, and personal skills are what policy makers need for success. Jeff Luke is a keen observer and thoughtful commentator on leadership for the next century." --?Beverly Stein, chair and chief executive, Multnomah County Board of Commissioners