Group behavior and poor leadership

Group behavior and poor leadership
Describe techniques to overcome potential group behavior issues that may arise as the plan is implemented.
Describepoor leadership communication behaviors that could reduce the plan’s effectiveness and how to avoid them.

A stakeholder power base is a group of individuals who play significant roles in creating and initiating policies to accomplish objectives in public administration. An effective public administrator will identify how to create a stakeholder power base and how to lead them in implementing policies.

Creating and initiating policies in public administration is best done with the support of a group rather than by an individual or from a single perspective. The group format helps ensure that the policy is implemented properly and encourage buy-in from key stakeholders.

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Public administrators must identify the necessary stakeholders. Once the stakeholders are identified, effective leadership skills are required to bring them together to keep the group on task. One challenge of creating and leading a stakeholder power base is that stakeholders represent different interests and have different motivations. Leaders must know how to bring everyone together and maintain teamwork for a common goal. Important leadership skills include understanding group behavior, workplace conflict, leadership theories, and understanding how power and politics affect decision making.
City of Kelsey

Mission of Kelsey: Big-city amenities without sacrificing small-town charm

Municipal Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am €“ 5:30 pm
County: Northwest Valley County
Tourism Region: Northwest Valley
Planning Commission: Northwest Valley Region
Regional Development: Reilly Business Ventures

Election Districts
U.S. Congress: District 2
Executive Council: District 2
State Senate: District 10
State Representative: District 28
Incorporated: 1932


M. Kelsey quickly realized that the sprawling fields, the pristine lake, and the rolling hills provided the perfect landscape for farming and raising a family. His vision was to preserve the natural resources of the land and maintain a close-knit community. Kelsey’s roots are grounded in a history of agriculture and self-sufficiency.


Year of the first Census: 342,768 residents in 1900

Population trends: Kelsey’s decennial growth rates have been below the statewide
average, with the exception of the period from 1900 to 1930, when Kelsey experienced its fastest growth: 19.7% from 1900 to 1910, 22.7% from 1910 to 1920, and 12.4% from 1920 to 1930. During the 1960s and 1970s, Kelsey saw a loss of population. The 1970 census showed a 1.5% decrease from the 1960 population and the 1980 census showed an aIDitional loss of 7.3%. This negative trend was reversed in the 1980s and the 1990 census showed an increase of 1.7%, the city’s slowest population growth rate. Over one hundred years, Kelsey’s population increased by 280,000 residents, going from 342,768 in 1900 to 625,233 residents in 2000. Kelsey is ranked 1st among Northwest Valley incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 5,254 persons per square mile of land area; Kelsey contains
119 square miles of land area and 13.4 square miles of inland water area

Municipal Structure

Type of Government: Mayor-Council
2005 Annual Budget: $1.3 billion
Zoning Ordinance: 1963/04
Master Plan: 1996
Capital Improvement Plan: No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By: Economic Development, Planning and Zoning

Boards and Commissions
Elected: City of Kelsey School Board
Appointed: Library Board

Emergency Services
Police Department
Full-time with 2,000 sworn officers
800 Beat Patrol Officers
100 Bike Patrol Officers
900 Mounted Patrol Officers
200 Motorcycle Patrol Officers
Average of 10 minutes in response time
50,733 citizen-generated calls for services: Most common calls were for larceny or theft

Fire Department
1,253 full-time firefighters
Average response time is 6 minutes
40,000 citizen calls for services: Most common call is suspicious burning
Fire inspections are scheduled every two years
Town Fire Insurance Rating: 2/10

Emergency Medical Service: Private
Hospitals/Medical Centers: 9


Electric Supplier: Northwest Valley
Natural Gas Supplier: None
Water Supplier: Northwest Valley
Sanitation: City of Kelsey/Private Septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant: Yes
Curbside Trash Pickup: Yes, within city limits
Pay-As-You-Throw Program: Yes
Recycling Program: Mandatory
Telephone Company: Northwest Valley Telephone
Cellular Telephone Access: Yes
Cable Television Access: Limited
High-Speed Internet Service: Yes
Business: Yes
Residential: Yes

Property Taxes

2009 Property Tax Rate (per $1,000): $21.58


2000 Total Housing Units: 257,931
2000 Single-Family Units: 126,543
2000 Multi-Family Units: 128,707
2000 Manufactured Housing Units: 2,681


Total Population

City Northwest Valley County
2000: 625,233 739,289
1990: 613,567 725,495
1980: 602,810 712,776
1970: 650,886 769,622

Census 2000 Demographics

Population by Gender
Male: 296,986
Female: 328,247

Population by Age Group
Under age 5: 45,017
Age 5 to 19: 141,302
Age 20 to 34: 156,933
Age 35 to 54: 165,061
Age 55 to 64: 46,267
Age 65 and over: 70,651
Median age: 32 years

Educational attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher: 72.7%
Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.9%

Annual Income, 1999 (Census 2000)

Per capita income: $17,725
Median 4-person family income: $38,225
Median household income: $33,512

Median earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male: $32,609
Female: $26,702
Families below the poverty level: 17.6%

Labor Force

Annual average in 2000
Civilian labor force: 286,457
Employed: 260,198
Unemployed: 26,259
Unemployment rate: 9.1%


Schools students attend: Grades K-12
District: Kelsey Unified School District
Grade levels: K-12
Total enrollment: 71,044
Nearest Community/Technical College: Northwest Valley Community College
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Northwest Valley University and Kelsey Private College

Largest Employers

Blair Smith, founder of Smith Systems Consulting, Inc
Huffman Trucking
Kelsey Gardens
Kelsey’s booming housing industry creates employment opportunities for construction workers, contractors, engineers, and designers.
Baderman Island


Road access: Federal routes
State routes 101
Nearest interstate, Exit: I-91, Exit 3
Distance: 0.9 miles
Light rail: Yes
Public transportation: Yes
Nearest airport: Northwest Valley Regional Airport
Runway: 6,201 feet
Distance: 33 miles
Driving distance to county seat: 33 miles

Commuting to Work (Census 2000)

Workers: 16 years and over
Drove alone: 60.4%
Carpooled: 13.5%
Public transportation: 16.1%
Walked: 6.6%
Other means: 1.2%
Worked at home: 2.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 26.2 minutes


Municipal Parks: Kelsey City Park
Tennis Courts: Outdoor and Indoor Facility
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball

Kelsey Country Club
Golf Courses
Tennis Courts: Outdoor and Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor and Indoor Facility

Kelsey Aquatic Center
Swimming: Outdoor and Indoor Facility

Kelsey Arts & Crafts Center
Performing Arts Facilities


Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreation Area



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