|Formal and Informal Leadership|
|Traditional models of organizational management promote a hierarchal structure of roles and responsibilities. Modern public and nonprofit organizations are moving away from this model and toward a more networked and collaborative management structure. The new structure allows for the presence and influence of informal leadership within an organization. It is important to recognize both the formal and informal leadership operating within an organization, as it is often the informal leaders who have the influence that will result in the success of an initiative. Understanding the interaction between formal and informal leadership is vital to bringing about results and success in all areas of the organization.
For this Assignment, review this week’s Learning Resources, and focus on the leadership structures with public or nonprofit organizations.
Shafritz, J. M., Russell, E. W., Borick, C. P., & Wyde, A. C. (2017). Introducing public administration (9th. ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.
Briefly describe one public or nonprofit organization from the Learning Resources.
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