Coaching Public Service Leaders

Seven Practices Good Leaders Master

by John S. Lybarger PhD MCC



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/30/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781532080005
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781532080012

About the Book

Many leader development models are complex. Figuring them out (let alone implementing them) can seem impossible. Dr. Lybarger draws on his years of experience serving clients in the public sector to highlight seven practices that good leaders master in this practical, easy-to-follow guidebook. The practices are not linear but interlaced, and when woven together, they create a complex tapestry of leadership behaviors. In examining the seven practices, the author answers questions such as: • Why do some public service employees love their work and remain engaged while others disengage and do the minimum? • What does it take for love, belonging, and community to dispel fear, disengagement, and isolation? • What sustains those who are engaged and motivated to serve the public? Other topics include what leaders can do to help those who are floundering flourish, ways to promote a culture of respect, and the differences between managers and leaders. Although traditional leadership models have not kept pace with the demands of the workplace, individuals who are pillars of exemplary public service leadership can guide their public service peers to successful leadership.

About the Author

John S. Lybarger, PhD, MCC, serves his public sector clients as an organization development consultant, program manager, curriculum designer, facilitator, and executive coach through Lybarger & Associates Inc., founded in 1993. He earned a PhD in psychology, an MBA with a management concentration from California Coast University, an MS in counseling from California State University at Fullerton, and a BS in Christian education from Biola University. He holds the Master Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation, their highest credential held by less than one thousand coaches worldwide, is a certified paralegal, and is the coauthor of Leading Forward: Successful Public Leadership Amidst Chaos, Complexity, and Change. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Margie, and their adult children, Ashley and Ryan.