Leadership is a momentous role to have when it comes to how an agency handles actions and policies
Leadership is a momentous role to have when it comes to how an agency handles actions and policies. Effective leaders can increase organizational efficiency, provide greater direction for employees, help members of an organization realize their potential, and improve organizational culture (Cropf, 2008). Leadership is one of the most observed and understood phenomena on earth. Increasingly, leadership development is acknowledged as a key element in improving the participation of people of colour and low income individuals in policy making. Public and private policies have long been the province of governments and leadership development provides the tools and techniques that increase access to these processes. Successful public policies often hinge upon the ability of talented leaders to develop, promote and execute those public policies. This essay therefore presents an outline of the role of leadership in public policy making.
Public policy is the principled guide to action taken by the administrative executive branches of the state with regard to a class of issues, in a manner consistent with law and institutional customs. Public policy making can be characterized as a dynamic, complex, and interactive system through which public problems are identified and countered by creating new public policy or by reforming existing public policy.