Concepts from Leadership and Communication most relevant to Implementation and Delivery

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The table below lists the concepts from the Atlas subject Policy Analysis and Process that are most relevant to the Atlas subject Implementation and Delivery. Below the table are listed the comprehension questions associated with these concepts.

Concepts listed alphabetically under topics with effective practices in italics.
The Study of Leadership and Communication

Autocratic Leadership

Civil Service Leadership Statement

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


Recognizing Values

Haidt’s 6 Innate Moral Foundations

Intrinsic Motivation


Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI)


Determining the Nature of the Leadership Challenge

Framing the Problem

Identifying Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT)


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


Handling Complexity

Dealing with Ambiguity

Dealing with Uncertainty

Determining Sources of Complexity

Practicing Integrative Thinking

Recognizing Obliquity



Action-Forcing Mechanisms

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


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

ZOPA – Zone of Possible Agreement

Building Resources

Conducting a Meeting

Creating a Coalition

Creating a Team

Gaining Standing

Identifying Allies

Meeting in Person


Speaking to Persuade

Beginning with a Grabber

Body Language and Posture

Controlling Uptalk and Like

Eliminating Filler Words

Elevator Pitch

Ending Memorably

Eye Contact

Practicing the Presentation

Pre-speech Warm Ups

Reading a Speech

Speech Pauses

Story Arc

Voice Projection and Volume

Writing to Persuade

Basic Op-Ed Structure

Behn’s Craft of Memo Writing

Ledes and News Hooks

Lede and Subhead 

Style Guides

Using Plain Language

Writing a Briefing Note

Writing a Press Release

Writing a Summary

Concept comprehension questions


Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 22 March 2017.