International Journal of Public Leadership: Volume 17 Issue 1


Table of contents - Special Issue: Public Leadership in Times of Crisis–Viewpoints on Political and Administrative Leadership in Response to COVID-19

Guest Editors: Tim A. Mau, Richard F. Callahan, Frank Ohemeng

Government transition in the time of the COVID-19 crisis: Slovak case

Juraj Nemec

Most media evaluate Slovakia as the most successful European country in the fight against the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Such excellent results have been…

Leadership in Brazilian public universities: initiatives conducted by three state universities of São Paulo in the context of COVID-19 pandemic

Rosley Anholon, Milena Pavan Serafim, Wagner Luiz Lourenzani, Iris Bento Silva, Izabela Simon Rampasso

The purpose of this paper is to present the role of aspects related to public leadership in the actions developed by three state universities in São Paulo (Brazil) in the context…


The role of power-addiction and maladaptive denial in the US federal COVID-19 response

C. Ken Weidner II, Lisa A.T. Nelson

Given the substantial resources of the United States, the failure of the American federal response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been both tragic and avoidable. The…


Failure to lead on COVID-19: what went wrong with the United States?

Spyros Schismenos, Antoine A. Smith, Garry J. Stevens, Dimitrios Emmanouloudis

The purpose of this paper is to review the federal decisions to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response in the United States and consider the different approaches employed by…


The need for innovation in deathcare leadership

Rebecca M. Entress, Jenna Tyler, Staci M. Zavattaro, Abdul-Akeem Sadiq

The purpose of this viewpoint essay is to examine deathcare leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and recommend innovations to employ a more human-centric approach.

Crisis leadership during COVID-19: the role of governors in the United States

Abdul-Akeem Sadiq, Naim Kapucu, Qian Hu

The purpose of this viewpoint article is to understand crisis leadership during COVID-19 by examining the decision-making with respect to implementing COVID-19 mitigation…


Public health leadership in the times of COVID-19: a comparative case study of three countries

Jeffrey Glenn, Claire Chaumont, Pablo Villalobos Dintrans

The purpose is to understand the role of public leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and advocate for a more active role of public health professionals in helping manage the…


Leading in the shadows: understanding administrative leadership in the context of COVID-19 pandemic management in Bangladesh

M Aslam Alam

This article aims to examine the COVID-19 pandemic management system in Bangladesh and the role played by various bureaucratic leaders both at national and local levels…


Public leadership and strategies of Czech municipalities during the COVID-19 pandemic – municipal activism vs municipal passivism

Michal Plaček, David Špaček, František Ochrana

This paper discusses the role of public leadership and the strategic response of local governments to the external shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors examine the…


Responsible leadership and COVID-19: small Island making big waves in cruise tourism

Paul Pounder

The purpose of this paper is to explore responsible leadership and crisis management. Many sectors and economies have faced the stark effect of coronavirus; however, the damage…

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