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Diversity and Leadership: Related Publications

◊ Related Publications ◊

Diversity in Public Service:

  • Thunder of Freedom
    • This book by civil rights activist Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner with Cheryl Reitan, "...captures the struggles, the stories, and the spirit of the movement and the community organizing that brought about great change in that time and place." - Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund
  • Public Administration Challenges of Inequality and Exclusion (2003)
    • The paper addresses the subject of human resource management of diversity in the public sector to tackle challenges of inequality and exclusions.
    • Source: International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration
  • Latin American Youth Center, Washington DC
    • The mission of the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths' social, academic, and career needs.

Leadership for the Public Service:

  • Articles about Leadership in Government
    • Bringing about organizational transformation as a government manager may seem like an impossible task at times, but some leaders have succeeded spectacularly. The articles and links on this page were carefully selected for their direct relevance to leadership and management in the public sector.  Some are actual success stories, while others outline principles of leadership--or leadership development--that have worked exceptionally well in the government context.
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  • Articles and Editorials
    • Source: The US Army War College – Strategic Studies Institute
  • Developing Strategic Leaders for the 21st Century by Jeffrey D. McCausland, 2008
    • This monograph, by Dr. Jeffrey McCausland, focuses on the human capital required to succeed in the contemporary national security environment. It is a work of the US Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101.

Motivation for the Public Service:

Quiet Heroes and Innovators:

  • Innovation for Development
    • This booklet discusses the relevance of innovation for development and several of the challenges that result for developing and emerging economies. It also provides an overview of work conducted at the OECD Directorate of Science, Technology and Industry, notably including ongoing activities in support of the OECD Strategy on Development. It also provides an overview of work related to statistics and the availability of OECD databases on innovation that cover developing and emerging economies.
    • Source: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • Public Service Profiles – Unsung Heroes
    • Ronald Bates, city manager, City of Pico Rivera; John F. Shirey, city manager, City of Sacramento; Thomas F. Prendergast, chairman and CEO, New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority
    • Source: PA Times, American Society for Public Administration
  • Can 311 Call Centers Improve Service Delivery? Lessons from New York and Chicago by Jane Wiseman
    • Source: Innovations in Public Service Delivery. Issue 1, Inter-American Development Bank, 2014

Women in the Public Service: