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Public Administration Chapter 9 1. Define Leadership. Leadership was conceptualized as based on two types of behaviors. The first type was called “consideration,” which was behavior focused on relationships and concern for others. The second type was called “initiation of structure,” which was behavior aimed at task definition and completion. 2. What are the three ways of exercising public leadership? We can say that someone exercises public leadership when he or she (1) helps the group or organization understand its needs and potential; (2) integrates and articulates the group’s vision; and (3) acts as a trigger or stimulus for group action. 3. List and explain the five practices of credible leaders. The five practices of credible leaders are to (1) model the way, (2) inspire a shared vision, (3) challenge the process, (4) enable others to act, and (5) encourage the heart. First, leaders “model the way.” Successful leaders understand and are able to articulate their personal values and find their unique voice; identify the shared values among their personal values among their constituents; reinforce shared
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