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The Effective Public Manager: Achieving Success in a Changing Government, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7879-6802-1
336 pages
February 2003, Jossey-Bass
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Since it was first published more than a decade ago, The Effective Public Manager has become the standard manual for public administrators and students. This practical provides core concepts to help real-world managers and mangers-to-be meet the demands of their jobs head on rather than work around the constraints of government and gives them the tools to shape events rather than be shaped by them. This thoroughly revised third edition
  • 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
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Preface.

The Authors.

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.

References.

Additional Resources.

Index.
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Steven Cohen is director of The Executive MPA Program and The MPA In Earth Systems Science, Policy and Management of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He is coauthor of Total Quality Management in Government.
William Eimicke is director of the Picker Center for Executive
Education of Columbia University's School of International and Public
Affairs.
Cohen and Eimicke are coauthors of The New Effective Public Manager and Tools for Innovators.
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The new edition will feature a new chapter on the opportunities and challenges of managing public policy from and with private and nonprofit organizations. This new chapter will note that the trend toward multi-sectoral public service delivery creates several critical and difficult operational problems that must be addressed. The third edition will also include a new chapter on innovation, as well as updated and multi-sectoral examples.
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This is the thoroughly revised edition of the leading book in the field.
  • 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.
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Praise for the Previous Editions

"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

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