August 7, 2009

The Effective Public Manager

This book is a classic for public administrators and students. It is focused on helping real-world managers and managers-to-be understand the constraints of government so that they can meet the demands of their jobs. Chapters help to explain the management environment in public administration as moving from one crisis to another. Others discuss how to find and hire good employees, develop effective working relationships, and structure tasks and responsibilities appropriately. The book discusses budgeting and contracting, shaping organizational strategies and goals, gathering information, and communicating outside of your organization.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

The Effective Public Manager: Achieving Success in a Changing Government
4th ed
Steven Cohen, William Eimicke, and Tanya Heikkila
JF 1351 .C574 2008