Robert Denhardt

About Robert Denhardt

Robert Denhardt is a Professor and Director of Leadership Programs at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Dr. Denhardt is well-known for his scholarship on the public service, public administration, organizational development, ethics, and leadership. His major books include The Dance of Leadership, The New Public Service, Theories of Public Organization, Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, The Pursuit of Significance, and In the Shadow of Organization, in addition to publishing over 100 articles in professional journals. Dr. Denhardt has served as president of the American Society for Public Administration and was elected a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration. He was a winner of the Dwight Waldo Award for Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship in Public Administration and the Charles H. Levine Award for teaching, scholarship, and service to the profession. Dr. Denhardt served as director of the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University before coming to the University of Southern California and has been a consultant to public and private organizations, including public universities.

Website: http://priceschool.usc.edu/robert-denhardt/

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Management Secret #1: There Are No Secrets

Management Secret #1: There Are No Secrets

Don’t read posts that have either numbers or the word “secrets” in the title! The internet has been filled with management advice for many years. Recently a new formula for management and leadership posts has been emerging: 1) The problem is stated, often through a...
Just Plain Good Management

Just Plain Good Management

The ability to manage groups and organizations effectively and responsibly is one of the most important and most valued skills in society today. But good management is rare. If you think of the really good managers you have had in your career, the number will probably...
Office Games

Office Games

When people talk about their managers and co-workers playing games at the office, they usually aren’t talking about Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, Monopoly, or Scrabble. They are instead talking about people engaging in excessively political behavior,...
A Passion for Meaningless Work?

A Passion for Meaningless Work?

Research tends to show that workers who are passionate about their jobs and consider their work meaningful are more productive than those who don’t. But there are limits to what leaders can do to create meaningful jobs that people can be passionate about,...
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