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dc.contributor.advisorBellavita, Christopher
dc.contributor.advisorBach, Robert
dc.contributor.authorJoyce, Nola
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:37:53Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:37:53Z
dc.date.issued2007-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3286
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis focuses on a theory of leading and the activities and processes used to move a bureaucratic, public agency to a higher level of fitness in the contexts of dynamic equilibrium and the edge of chaos. The main claim is that leading and all of its components thinking and sense making, storytelling and demonstrating the right ideas, and organizing action and shaping collective movement are required for an organization to address the complex, coordinating problems of homeland security. This research is exploratory using the methodology of grounded theory. An in-depth analysis of a single case was used to test a theory of leading in complexity. Descriptive examples are provided of the activities identified in the process of leading. The findings supported the theory of leading and offered some suggestions for leading the work of homeland security. The analysis demonstrated that leading is a process that weaves in a non-linear way from thinking to sense making to demonstrating the right ideas and identities to organizing collective movement and back around to thinking. It is a process without ends and a process that shows how to accomplish organizational change in the realm of complexity and chaos.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/cyouleadmenowlea109453286
dc.format.extentxii, 85 p.: ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAssociations, institutions, etcen_US
dc.subject.lcshGrounded theoryen_US
dc.subject.lcshChaotic behavior in systemsen_US
dc.subject.lcshLeadershipen_US
dc.subject.lcshCivil defenseen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.titleCan you lead me now? leading in the complex world of Homeland Securityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceChief Administrative Officer, Washington Metropolitan Police Department author (civilian).en_US
dc.identifier.oclc176636751
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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