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Leadership Competencies of Public Administrators in Millennial India

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Bureaucracy; Competency; Competence in public administration; Civil service; District magistrate; IAS; India; Indian Administrative Service; Leadership; Leadership training; Public service; Training of bureaucrats


Leadership competencies: Know-how, skills, experiences, and values all put together – under the meta category of competencies (Roberts 1997) – enable an individual to work effectively. Lawler (1994, p. 4) comments about competency-based organizations as, “…organizational systems in which the capabilities of the individuals are the primary focus and which cause them to be managed in a way that provides competitive advantage.” Leadership positions are a complex job requiring consensus building and/or balancing competing demands of stakeholders which requires a unique combination of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behavior, enabling a leader to deliver seamlessly toward an organization’s rationale.


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Balasubramanian, G., Chopra, S., Kakani, R.K. (2020). Leadership Competencies of Public Administrators in Millennial India. In: Farazmand, A. (eds) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer, Cham.

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