Leadership for the public good, a collective achievement: the Research Center for Leadership in ActionLeadership for the public good, a collective achievement: the Research Center for Leadership in Action
The Research Center for Leadership in Action (RCLA) was established as a dynamic center of learning, teaching and research skills with the aim of solving urban and social problems and strengthening public service. It is housed within the New York University (NYU) Wagner Graduate School of Public Service with the core commitment to integrating theory and practice.
At its best, leadership for the public good is a collective achievement. Traditional perceptions about leadership and leadership development, however, have focused on individual leaders and their growth. In practice, this "heroic" perspective has served to isolate leaders from their constituencies and even from other leaders from whom they might learn.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009