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Achieving Competencies in Public Service The Professional Edge

Achieving Competencies in Public Service  The Professional Edge Author James S. Bowman
ISBN-10 9781317477808
Release 2014-12-18
Pages 224
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The new context and character of public service - shifting values, entrepreneurship, information technology, and multi-sector careers - require a 'skills triangle' of technical, ethical, and leadership abilities. This concise and readable work focuses on these three essential skills, and describes what it means to be a consummate professional public servant. Essential reading for both professionals and students, "Achieving Competencies in Public Service: The Professional Edge" sets standards for anyone who conducts the public's business, and links them with performance management, human resource administration, and information technology skills. Filled with original illustrative examples, case studies, and exemplar profiles, the book is an ideal supplement for any introductory course in Public Administration.



The Professional Edge Competencies in Public Service

The Professional Edge  Competencies in Public Service Author James S. Bowman
ISBN-10 9781317363460
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 168
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The new context and character of public service - shifting values, entrepreneurship, information technology, multi-sector careers - require enhanced technical, ethical, and leadership skills. This concise and readable work describes what it means to be a consummate professional public servant. It sets standards for everyone who conducts the public's business and links them with performance management, human resource administration, and information technology skills. The authors identify the ethical foundations of public service and how to integrate them in practice. They also address individual leadership, what it means, and how it is based on a foundation of technical and ethical skills. Filled with original illustrative examples and case studies from government, the non-profit sector, and business, The Professional Edge is an ideal supplement for any introductory course in Public Administration or Ethics in the Public Service.



Human Resource Management in Public Service

Human Resource Management in Public Service Author Evan M. Berman
ISBN-10 9781412991674
Release 2012-03-28
Pages 552
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Effective human resource management is a critical function in today's public workplace, and this book provides students and practitioners with the tools to succeed in public sector management.



Performance and Productivity in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Performance and Productivity in Public and Nonprofit Organizations Author Evan Berman
ISBN-10 9781317463009
Release 2015-06-11
Pages 226
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Designed for course adoption as well as professional use, the revised edition of this accessible text provides a balanced assessment and overview of state-of-the-art organizational and performance productivity strategies. Public and nonprofit organizations face demands for increased productivity and responsiveness, and this practical guide offers strategies based on current research and scholarship that respond to these challenges. The book's comprehensive coverage includes: rationale for productivity and performance improvement; evolution of productivity improvement; the quality paradigm; customer service; information technology; traditional approaches to productivity improvement; re-engineering and restructuring; partnering and privatization; psychological contracts; and community based strategies. In addition to updating the examples of the first edition, this new edition also highlights the growing use of enterprise funds, partnership models of privatization, and web-based service delivery. Each chapter concludes with a useful summary and all-new application exercises.



Public Service Ethics

Public Service Ethics Author James S. Bowman
ISBN-10 9781483323763
Release 2014-01-21
Pages 368
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Ethics—in all its exemplary and exhausting forms—matters. It deals with the most gripping question in public life: “What is the right thing to do?” In Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities, James Bowman and Jonathan West examine individual-centered and organization-focused ethics, applying ideas and ideals from both to contemporary dilemmas. The authors take on controversial issues—from whistle blowing incidents to corruption exposés—to explain how they arise and suggest what can be done about them. They start with the conceptual tools students need to evaluate an ethical dilemma, then analyze individual decision making strategies, and go on to assess institutional ethics programs. The emphasis is not only on the “how to,” but also on the “why.” The ultimate goal is to bolster students’ confidence and prepare them for the ethical problems they will face in the future, by equipping them with the conceptual frameworks and context to approach thorny questions and behave ethically.



Dancing at the Edge

Dancing at the Edge Author Graham Leicester
ISBN-10 9781908009289
Release 2012-12-01
Pages 172
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In his 1980 essay, The World of Tomorrow and the Person of Tomorrow, the psychologist Carl Rogers contemplated the future. He described those who would usher in this new era as people with the capacity to understand, bring about and absorb a paradigm shift. He added: "I have an uneasy feeling about this chapter... It is a beginning, an outline, a suggestion... I believe that what I am saying here will some day be fleshed out much more fully, either by me or someone else." Maureen O’Hara and Graham Leicester are uniquely qualified to flesh out Carl Rogers’s vision (Maureen worked closely with Rogers for many years). Here they explore the competencies – the ways of being, doing, knowing and organising - that can help us navigate in complex and powerful times. They argue that these competencies are innate and within reach of all of us – given the right setting, plenty of practice and some gentle guidance. But they are seldom seen because they are routinely undervalued in today’s culture. That must change, the authors insist, and this book is intended to begin that change. The book is based on the authors’ extensive research and their practical experience observing the qualities demonstrated by some of today’s most successful cultural, political and business leaders.



Management Policies in Local Government Finance

Management Policies in Local Government Finance Author Jay Richard Aronson
ISBN-10 0873261089
Release 1996
Pages 495
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Management Policies in Local Government Finance has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Management Policies in Local Government Finance also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Management Policies in Local Government Finance book for free.



Professional Issues in Therapeutic Recreation

Professional Issues in Therapeutic Recreation Author Norma J. Stumbo
ISBN-10 1571675353
Release 2009
Pages 502
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This book offers a refreshing look at some of the most challenging issues facing therapeutic recreation specialists. Authored by 42 highly respected professionals, this book represents the most current thinking in the field and challenges the reader to seek greater involvement in the profession and to make a difference.



Who s Running America

Who s Running America Author Thomas R. Dye
ISBN-10 9781317249054
Release 2015-10-23
Pages 248
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A classic of American government, Who's Running America? continues to demonstrate how power is concentrated in large institutions no matter who inhabits the White House. The eighth edition of this best-selling text focuses on the Obama administration and the ways in which it is different from but also similar to administrations that have come before. Based on years of exhaustive data compilation and analysis, Who's Running America? explores the influence and impact of governmental leaders, corporate officials, and other elites both inside and outside the United States. Employing an oligarchic model of national policymaking, Tom Dye doesn't just lay out theory and data. He very consciously "names names" in describing the people who inhabit the White House, the Cabinet, the leaders of Congress, members of the Supreme Court, as well as the board rooms of the nation's largest corporations and banks including leading media lights as well as "fat cat" political contributors. Dye argues that big institutions run America, but also that these institutions are made up of real people. Who's Running America? puts the flesh and bones on the statistics and delivers the inside scoop on the Obama reign.



The Ethics Edge

The Ethics Edge Author Evan M. Berman
ISBN-10 PSU:000045949890
Release 1998-01
Pages 246
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The Ethics Edge has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Ethics Edge also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Ethics Edge book for free.



Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government

Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government Author Stephen E. Condrey
ISBN-10 0470616091
Release 2010-10-26
Pages 1056
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The practice of public human resource management has evolved significantly in recent years due toincreased outsourcing, privatization, and the diminution of public employee rights. This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the classic reference Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government offers authoritative, state-of-the-art information for public administrators and human resource professionals. The third edition features contributions from noted experts in the field, including Donald E. Klingner, Mary E. Guy, Jonathan P. West, Jeffrey L. Brudney, Montgomery Van Wart, J. J. Steven Ott, Norma M. Riccucci, and many more. Praise for the Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government "This third edition of the Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government is an essential resource for scholars, practitioners, and general readers in need of concise summaries of up-to-date, cutting-edge, public personnel administration research. No other handbook on the market more concisely, more comprehensively, more clearly synthesizes this vast, rapidly changing field that remains so vital to effective government performance." —Richard Stillman, editor-in-chief, Public Administration Review "The Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government comprehensively and seamlessly blends theory and practice. The result is a clear road map that can finally make HR a key player in helping thegovernment meet the unprecedented challenges facing our nation, our states, and our communities." —Bob Lavigna, vice president, Research, Partnership for Public Service, Washington, DC "With each successive edition, Condrey's Handbook of Human Resource Management in Governmentbecomes a more essential tool for graduate students who wish to improve their understanding of this field. Condrey's own expertise has enabled him to take contributions from leading experts in the field and shape them into a reader that is comprehensive, engaging, and authoritative." —Donald E. Klingner, University of Colorado Distinguished Professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; former president, American Society for Public Administration; and fellow, National Academy of Public Administration "For anyone concerned with HRM in government, this updated and expanded volume is 'must reading.'"—Meredith Newman, president, American Society for Public Administration



Leadership

Leadership Author Ronald R. Sims
ISBN-10 0765614308
Release 2005-01
Pages 427
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The team of experts contributing to this comprehensive and up-to-date text discusses major current and future challenges faced in leading organizations, real-world views on the best methods, and actionable or teachable practices for responding to these leadership challenges. Guided by a unique crossfunctional and cross-contextual framework, the experts define what they see as the major leadership challenges in highly visible organizations throughout for-profits, not-for-profits, government, and similar contexts worldwide. This volume is designed as a general survey of leadership problems and a presentation of their possible solutions for executive policy makers, as well as a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Book jacket.



The CIO Edge

The CIO Edge Author Graham Waller
ISBN-10 9781422172216
Release 2010-11-11
Pages 240
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Great CIOs consistently exceed key stakeholders' expectations and maximize the business value delivered through their company's technology. What's their secret? Sure, IT professionals need technological smarts, plus an understanding of their company's goals and the competitive landscape. But the best of them possess a far more potent ability: they forge good working relationships with everyone involved in an IT-enabled project, whether it's introducing new hardware or implementing a major business transformation. In The CIO Edge, the authors draw on Korn/Ferry International's extensive empirical data on leadership competencies as well as Gartner's research on IT trends and the CIO role. They prove that, for IT leaders, mastering seven essential skills yields big results. This new book lays out the people-to-people leadership competencies that the highest-performing CIOs have in common—including the ability to inspire others, connect with a diverse array of stakeholders, value others' ideas, and manifest caring in their relationships. The authors then explain how to cultivate each defining competency. Learn these skills, and you'll get more work done through others' enabling you to successfully execute more IT projects, generate better results for your company, and concentrate your efforts where they'll exert the most impact. The payoff? As the authors show, you'll work smarter, not harder—and get promoted far faster than your peers.



Doctors on the Edge

Doctors on the Edge Author Fredrick R. Abrams
ISBN-10 9781591810452
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 202
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A collection of dramatic accounts about doctors who have faced the moral dilemma of choosing between obeying rules and doing what is best for a patient offers insight into the essential principles of medical ethics and their impact on everyday lives.



Change Transformation in Public Sector Organizations

Change  Transformation  in Public Sector Organizations Author Ronald R. Sims
ISBN-10 1617351229
Release 2010
Pages 328
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"Change (Transformation) in Government Organizations" discusses recent efforts to bring about change in government organizations. The book brings together contributions by a number of managers, practitioners, academics and consultants in the study of international, federal, state, and local government efforts to respond to increased calls for change (transformation) in public sector organizations. Each contributor describes their work in this area using as a backdrop the fact that public sector organizations continue to be under new and substantial pressures to change and transform themselves. Hence a collection of current contributions such as those in this book are intended to add to the ongoing debates and rewriting of the success and failures of change in public sector organizations. The ultimate purpose of this book is to further our knowledge about the related issues and current efforts to bring about change or transformation in public sector organizations. The contributors, all experts with extensive experience as change agents in both public and private sector organizations not only support their analyses and discussions of specific cases and change (transformation) management issues but also provide practical tools, ideas and lessons learned, intended to be generalizable to other public sector agencies and helpful to those responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating similar efforts in the years to come. The audience for the book will be government managers, scholars and others interested in undertaking or learning about such efforts.



Dynamics of Leadership in Public Service

Dynamics of Leadership in Public Service Author Montgomery Van Wart
ISBN-10 9781317472759
Release 2014-12-18
Pages 520
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Eminently readible, current, and comprhensive, this acclaimed text sets the standard for instruction in



Annual Editions Global Issues 32 e

Annual Editions  Global Issues  32 e Author Robert Weiner
ISBN-10 1259676005
Release 2016-02-04
Pages 240
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The Annual Editions series is designed to provide convenient inexpensive access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers and journals published today. Annual Editions are updated on a regular basis through a continuous monitoring of over 300 periodical sources. The articles selected are authored by prominent scholars, researchers, and commentators writing for a general audience. Each Annual Editions volume has a number of features designed to make them especially valuable for classroom use; including a brief overview for each unit, as well as Learning Outcomes, Critical Thinking questions, and Internet References to accompany each article. Go to the McGraw-Hill CreateTM Annual Editions Article Collection at http://www.mcgrawhillcreate.com/annualeditions to browse the entire collection. Select individual Annual Editions articles to enhance your course, or access and select the entire Weiner: Annual Editions: Global Issues, 32/e book here at http://create.mheducation.com/createonline/index.html#qlink=search%2Ftext%3Disbn:1259676005 for an easy, pre-built teaching resource. Visit http://create.mheducation.com for more information on other McGraw-Hill titles and special collections.