The Effective Public Manager

Author: Steven Cohen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118573293
Format: PDF
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The Effective Public Manager Thoroughly revised and updated, the fifth edition of The Effective Public Manager offers public administrators and students a classic resource and a highly-accessible guide to the fundamentals of leading and managing public organizations. In this new edition the authors cover the key areas of the field and present in-depth analysis through the strategic use of fresh case studies and real-world examples. The book is designed to give real-world managers and aspiring managers the information and tools needed to meet the demands of their jobs directly rather than working around the constraints of government. The Effective Public Manager offers a proven approach to implementing efficient management tools in a dynamic political, organizational, economic, and technological context. New to this edition Information on the transformation of media, both traditional and social An analysis of the changing nature of work and privatization trends An examination of national security and the current thinking regarding accountability, transparency, and crisis communication An online instructor's guide, which includes discussion questions and updated PowerPoint slides

The new effective public manager

Author: Steven Cohen
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787900878
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In recent years, new demands have surfaced in the arena of public management: The crisis of confidence in public management. Total quality management. Budget cutbacks. The reinvention movement. This updated and expanded edition of The Effective Public Manager shows managers how to meet the new challenges of public management head-on rather than simply working around the constraints of government.In The New Effective Public Manager, Steven Cohen and William Eimicke provide expert guidance for today's public manager who aspires to tackle the problems of managing public institutions in a proactive, aggressive way— and so become the kind of manager who is able to shape events rather than be shaped by them. The authors examine the range of typical problems that a manager faces in directing a public agency's internal operations as well as in dealing with the outside world. They provide comprehensive guidance on every phase of managing public agencies, including specific strategies for successful personnel management, improved information flow, more effective budgeting, increased productivity, and optimal long-range planning. And they offer the public manager advice on how to build and maintain a professional reputation and advance in the government hierarchy. This revised and expanded edition will benefit both public management practitioners and students of public administration and management. Information new to this edition includes: The response to the crisis in management as reflected in ideas and recommendations generated from the Volker, Winter, and Gore commission reports. The effectiveness of the reinvention and reengineering movements in public management. Applying hands-on,real-world tested total quality management techniques to the public sector. And much more.

Program Planning and Evaluation for the Public Manager

Author: Ronald D. Sylvia
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478610433
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In an era of rapidly shrinking resources, efficient utilization of public resources is of paramount importance. Health care, social services, education, law enforcement, and other fields have established their own standards against which program operations are assessed. National accrediting bodies have implemented systems of rigorous peer review to ensure the quality of program processes and outcomes. Nongovernmental organizations must demonstrate success in achieving their stated goals in order to sustain or expand program funding. In the 21st century, process (how programs are organized and how work is conducted) has become as important as outcomes in determining program effectiveness. Responding to these dynamic challenges, the authors utilize concrete case studies to immerse students in the techniques of program evaluation. They effectively examine systems theory, project planning, queuing theory, cost-benefit analysis, and organization processes (including standards-based program accreditation), providing practical examples in an easy-to-comprehend style. In addition, comprehensive discussions explain how process intervention is utilized to achieve program adaptations and strategic change. Like its highly regarded predecessors, the latest edition features evaluation exercises designed to facilitate student development of indicators and measures when dealing with real-world programs. An Instructors Manual provides solutions to the case studies in the appendix of the text, further clarifying the program planning and evaluation process.

The Effective Manager

Author: Mark Horstman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119244609
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Effective Manager is a hands-on practical guide to great management at every level. Written by the man behind Manager Tools, the world's number-one business podcast, this book distills the author's 25 years of management training expertise into clear, actionable steps to start taking today.

The Federal Management Playbook

Author: Ira Goldstein
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626163812
Format: PDF, Docs
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Stories of government management failures often make the headlines, but quietly much gets done as well. What makes the difference? Ira Goldstein offers wisdom about how to lead and succeed in the federal realm, even during periods when the political climate is intensely negative, based on his decades of experience as a senior executive at two major government consulting firms and as a member of the US federal government's Senior Executive Service. The Federal Management Playbook coaches the importance of always keeping four key concepts in mind when planning for success: goals, stakeholders, resources, and time frames. Its chapters address how to effectively motivate government employees, pick the right technologies, communicate and negotiate with powerful stakeholders, manage risks, get value from contractors, foster innovation, and more. Goldstein makes lessons easy to apply by breaking each chapter’s plans into three strategic phases: create an offensive strategy, execute your plan effectively, and play a smart defense. Additional tips describe how career civil servants and political appointees can get the most from one another, advise consultants on providing value to government, and help everyone better manage ever-present oversight. The Federal Management Playbook is a must-read for anyone working in the government realm and for students who aspire to public service.

The Collaborative Public Manager

Author: Rosemary O'Leary
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589012232
Format: PDF
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Today’s public managers not only have to function as leaders within their agencies, they must also establish and coordinate multi-organizational networks of other public agencies, private contractors, and the public. This important transformation has been the subject of an explosion of research in recent years. The Collaborative Public Manager brings together original contributions by some of today’s top public management and public policy scholars who address cutting-edge issues that affect government managers worldwide. State-of-the-art empirical research reveals why and how public managers collaborate and how they motivate others to do the same. Examining tough issues such as organizational design and performance, resource sharing, and contracting, the contributors draw lessons from real-life situations as they provide tools to meet the challenges of managing conflict within interorganizational, interpersonal networks. This book pushes scholars, students, and professionals to rethink what they know about collaborative public management—and to strive harder to achieve its full potential.

The Responsible Contract Manager

Author: Steven Cohen
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589016491
Format: PDF, ePub
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Contract management is a critical skill for all contemporary public managers. As more government duties are contracted out, managers must learn to coordinate and measure the performance of private contractors, and to write contract requirements and elicit bids that obtain important services and products at the best possible price and quality. They must also learn to work in teams that include both public and private sector partners. The Responsible Contract Manager delves into the issues of how to ensure that the work done by private sector contractors serves the public interest and argues for the necessity of making these organizations act as extensions of the public sector while maintaining their private character. Government contract managers have a unique burden because they must develop practices that ensure the production advantages of networked organizations and the transparency and accountability required of the public sector. The Responsible Contract Manager fills a major gap in public management literature by providing a clear and practical introduction to the best practices of contract management and also includes a discussion of public ethics, governance and representation theory. It is an essential guide for all public management scholars and is especially useful for students in MPA graduate programs and related fields.

Understanding Environmental Policy

Author: Steven Cohen
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231537689
Format: PDF, Docs
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The first edition of this pragmatic course text emphasized the policy value of a "big picture" approach to the ethical, political, technological and scientific, economic, and management aspects of environmental issues. The text then applied this approach to real-world case examples involving leaking underground storage tanks, toxic waste cleanup, and the effects of global climate change. This second edition demonstrates the ongoing effectiveness of this framework to generating meaningful action and policy solutions to today's urgent environmental issues. The text adds case examples concerning congestion taxes, e-waste, hydrofracking, and recent developments in global climate change and updates references and other materials throughout, incorporating the political and policy changes of the Obama Administration's first term and developments in national and global environmental issues.

Administrative Law for Public Managers

Author: David H Rosenbloom
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429973861
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book focuses on the essentials that public managers should know about administrative law—why we have administrative law, the constitutional constraints on public administration, and administrative law’s frameworks for rulemaking, adjudication, enforcement, transparency, and judicial and legislative review. Rosenbloom views administrative law from the perspectives of administrative practice, rather than lawyering with an emphasis on how various administrative law provisions promote their underlying goal of improving the fit between public administration and U.S. democratic-constitutionalism. Organized around federal administrative law, the book explains the essentials of administrative law clearly and accurately, in non-technical terms, and with sufficient depth to provide readers with a sophisticated, lasting understanding of the subject matter.