Power and Policy: Lessons for Leaders in Government and Business (Hardcover)

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At a time when corporations are reeling from mismanagement, a large proportion of homeowners are being forced to default on mortgages and the federal government is rapidly extending its formidable reach into the private sector, it is understandable that many Americans no longer trust big business and government institutions. To get the United States back on track and to preclude the same kinds of disasters in the future, it is imperative for corporate and government leaders as well as private citizens to understand the commonality in all of these events--the use and abuse of power.

This text examines these critical events within a framework of power to explain what motivated our leaders in business and government to make the policies that resulted in these outcomes, providing valuable insights on the nature and use of power. It then draws lessons today's leaders can use to improve their use of power. Examples from current affairs and modern business are discussed in a lively, compelling way.

About the Author

Wesley B. Truitt, PhD, is adjunct professor at the School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780313382406
ISBN-10: 0313382409
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: July 1st, 2010
Pages: 242
Language: English