The Effective Public Manager: Achieving Success in a Changing Government, 3rd Edition
February 2003, Jossey-Bass
- Presents an updated and detailed examination of management innovation
- Examines the centrality of government in an era of global communication and transportation, economic interdependence, and the threat of global terrorism
- Contains information on the opportunities and challenges of managing public policy from and with private and nonprofit organizations
1. The Crisis in Public Management.
2. Defining Effective Public Management.
3. How to Find and Keep Good People.
4. Developing Effective Working Relationships.
5. Structuring Systems, Tasks, and Responsibilities.
6. Understanding and Applying InnovationStrategies in the Public Sector.
7. The Art and Craft of Contracting.
8. Gathering, Organizing, and Using Information.
9. Mastering the Budgetary Process.
10. Shaping Organizational Goals and Strategies.
11. Dealing with the Media, Legislative Bodies,and Interest Groups.
12. Surviving and Thriving in Public Service.
William Eimicke is director of the Picker Center for Executive
Education of Columbia University's School of International and Public
Cohen and Eimicke are coauthors of The New Effective Public Manager and Tools for Innovators.
- New material on innovation and cross-sector management.
- Offers a wealth of information for nonprofit as well as public managers and students.
- This new edition features a chapter on the opportunities and challenges of managing public policy from and with private and nonprofit organizations.
- Also includes a new chapter on innovation, as well as updated and multi-sectoral examples.
"An essential guide for practitioners on reinventing government and
effective public management."
David Osborne, author, Reinventing Government
"A serious, straight-ahead treatment of the challenges and prospects of
public management in a time of political turbulence. Cohen and Eimicke do a first-rate job of telling us how to do public management and, more
important, how to do it right."
George Frederickson, Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public
Administration, University of Kansas
"A real-world recipe for success in the public sector containing a roadmap for innovators."
Stephen Goldsmith, former mayor, Indianapolis