CHAPTER TWOTransformational Stewardship in the Public Interest

Our case studies reinforce a premise, widely supported in the literature, that leadership is a critical element in the change and transformation process; effective “change leadership” requires special skills, which we believe are encapsulated in the concept of “transformational stewardship.” In this chapter, we first review leadership theories in general, and then more specifically change leadership theories. Second, we describe the concept of transformational stewardship and provide a list of attributes of successful change leaders. Third, we provide some illustrations from our case studies that reinforce our transformational stewardship concepts and approach.


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