The Government Leader’s Field Guide to Organizational Agility: How to Navigate Complex and Turbulent Times (Paperback)

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This is the first book to fully adapt the principles of agility for government leaders who want to make their organizations more effective and nimble while better serving their public mission.

This practical resource will equip government leaders at all levels with evidence-based, hands-on guidance for transforming their organizations, enabling them to better serve the public and their customers. While many books focus on organizational agility for leaders of for-profit companies, this is the first one tailored to the unique requirements government leaders face. They must find a way to accomplish their mission while navigating constant change.
 
Government leaders at all levels must maneuver their organizations through new, often complex challenges, ranging from new laws that impact their agencies, new technologies, changes in leadership, and unexpected events. By explaining how to manage and organize work differently, this guide will help leaders weather the storm of that constant change so they can help their agencies realize their missions and serve the public interest.

 

About the Author


Sarah C. Miller is an organization development consultant at The MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization that operates research and development centers for the federal government. She has worked with individuals and groups in the corporate, education, government, and nonprofit sectors internationally through coaching, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness initiatives. She previously worked at the Center for Creative Leadership and Red Hat as well as in her own consulting practice.
 
Shelley A. Kirkpatrick, PhD, is a principal at The MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization that operates research and development centers for the federal government. She is also an adjunct professor of human resource management at George Mason University and a former professor at Carnegie Mellon University and American University. As founder of Visiontelligence LLC, she applies her research on company vision statements to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. She is the author of Build a Better Vision Statement.
 


 

Praise For…


“A must-read for anyone in government seeking to successfully lead in a rapidly changing world. Miller and Kirkpatrick have assembled an easy-to-read guide chock-full of useful examples illustrating how to lead with agility and drive the kind of impact all leaders seek.” 
—David Brown, CEO, Learning Tree International
 
“The fresh and insightful analysis presented in this book is a gift to all leaders seeking to help their organizations become more agile. Beyond that, it provides a bonus—plentiful and easy-to-apply tools for assessing and developing each piece of the organizational work.”
—Ellen Van Velsor, PhD, Senior Fellow Emerita, Center for Creative Leadership
 
The Government Leader’s Field Guide to Organizational Agility provides practical advice, tips, and more than a dozen tools to help government leaders embed agility into their organizations. Adopting a very human-centered approach to create and maintain psychological safety, government leaders are equipped to continually sense, interpret, and respond to the external and internal factors that are likely to have an impact on the organization's ability to carry out its mission.”
—James D. Stockmal, Past President, Association for Strategic Planning
Product Details
ISBN: 9781523093410
ISBN-10: 1523093412
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication Date: September 7th, 2021
Pages: 224
Language: English