The State of Leadership in DHS - Is There a Model for Leading?
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis studies strategic leadership within the Department of Homeland Security DHS The study centered on a search for a leadership strategy that may be helpful for DHS leaders given their inherent organizational, functional, and technological challenges The research entailed an in-depth review of existing literature along with interviewsfocus groups with senior executives external to DHS, senior executives within DHS, and DHS managerial-level professionals This thesis argues that DHS leaders would benefit from an organizationally sponsored leadership strategy that supports DHSs pursuit to secure the United States homeland. The findings of this research are based on key themes that were formed as a result of the research. These themes are presented as key findings and, in some cases, recommendations for how DHS leaders may be able to enhance both individual and organizational performance as DHS carries on into the future. The findings support that there are leadership strategies that can help DHS to achieve a higher level of organizational and mission-oriented performance. The leadership strategy that is recommended as a result of this research is for DHS to establish a leadership strategy that is not only linked to its overall business strategy, but is inherently part of its business strategy
- Government and Political Science
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations