Leadership Skills

… one of the core Subjects in Public Management

LeadershipSkillsSubject description

This public management subject, within the Analysis and Skills domain, deals with the theory and skills associated with leadership in public management. It provides students with an understanding of the academic and popular literature on leadership, and illustrates how different leadership styles are best suited to different challenges, and the importance of recognizing how people’s values and psychological types differ. It covers the basic elements of developing a strategy, identifying and building resources, mobilizing potential stakeholders, interacting with others, working in teams, and negotiation.

The core topics and concepts of Leadership Skills are listed below with the concepts in alphabetical order. The core concepts are organized by topic in the Atlas course Atlas109 Leadership and Communication.

Core normed topics
The Study of Leadership and Communication

Recognizing Values

Diagnosing

Building Resources

Strategizing

Handling Complexity

Negotiating

Managing Oneself

Working in Organizations

Core concepts
Leadership Theories and Styles

Autocratic Leadership

Civil Service Leadership Statement

Ganz’s Pedagogy as Practice

Heifetz’s Adaptive Work

Kouzes and Posner’s Leadership Model

Lewin’s 3 Leadership Styles

Laissez-Faire Leadership

Participative Leadership

Pfeffer’s Management BS Critique

Situational Theory of Leadership

Skills and Tacit Knowledge

Trait Theory of Leadership

Trust

Williams’ Real vs Counterfeit Leadership

Work Avoidance Mechanisms

Recognizing Values

Concept Creep

Haidt’s 6 Innate Moral Foundations

Intrinsic Motivation

Motivation

Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI)

Diagnosing

Determining the Nature of the Leadership Challenge

Determining Who Is Us (Our People)

Engaging the Issue (Getting on the Dance Floor)

Framing the Problem

Identifying Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT)

Taking a Detached (Balcony) Perspective

Building Resources

Conducting a Meeting

Creating a Coalition

Creating a Team

Gaining Standing

Identifying Allies

Meeting in Person

Networking

Strategizing

Countering Opposition

Creating Smart Objectives

Developing an Action Plan

Developing Mission and Vision Statements

Developing Successful Strategies

VMOSA – Vision, Mission, Objectives, Strategies, and Action Plans

Leonard’s Note on Public Sector Strategy-Building

Strategy

Handling Complexity

Dealing with Ambiguity

Dealing with Uncertainty

Determining Sources of Complexity

Practicing Integrative Thinking

Recognizing Obliquity

Complexity

Negotiating

Action-Forcing Mechanisms

Advice for Women Negotiators

BATNA – Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement

Dealing with Difficult People

Fisher and Ury’s Four Principles of Negotiation

Competitive Bargaining vs. Cooperative Problem Solving

Negotiation

Win-Win, Win-Lose, and Lose-Lose Situations

ZOPA – Zone of Possible Agreement

Managing Oneself

Activating Ambition

Becoming Self-aware

Developing Resilience

Finding Balance

Having Fun

Managing Stress

Managing Time

Overcoming Procrastination

Taking Responsibility

Working in Organizations

Briefing and Minimizing Surprises

Clearing

Deadlining

Dependability

Friendliness

Honesty

Orienting

Punctuality

Resourcefulness

Respectfulness

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 15 February 2017.

Image: E. C. Davis & Associates LLC, at http://www.ecdavis.com/leadership-skills-development, accessed 30 December 2015.