Assessment and Commentary on Denhardt
Author: MITCHELL F. RICE
Published in PAM, Vol. 4 No. 2
Denhardt offers many ideas for thought and reflection. And I agree with the general thrust of his arguments. While the concepts of shared leadership and empowerment, expanded democratic leadership, and "citizen first," are indeed important for the future of public management and public organizations, the advancement of these concepts as acceptable practicing values by public managers is not a new one. Today, from my perspective, the greatest challenge facing public management is DIVERSITY/MULTICULTURALISM.