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This book develops Adair’s classic theory on team, task and individual and summarises all his writing on leaders and motivation and getting the best from people. It includes sections on being motivated oneself, selecting people, target setting and reward and recognition.
John Adair’s books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. His writing combines depth and insight with hard-edged, practical techniques. You will find this book equally valuable whether you are beginning your career in management or looking for an expert refresher course.
Publisher: VIVA BOOKS
Author: NEIL THOMAS
Few people are naturally adept at interviewing and yet many managers are given the task without any formal training. If you’re looking to improve your interviewing skills, this useful guide will give them an immediate boost. It provides a comprehensive toolkit of skills to help to you with: Choosing the right interview technique Effective information gathering Preparing to interview Putting the interviewee at their ease Giving feedback to unsuccessful candidates. Follow the advice given here and your improved confidence can only result in more effective decision. Improve your performance Update your skills Learn new techniques Boost your career prospects.
Publisher: KOGAN PAGE
Author: MARGARET DALE
Designed to serve as a basic text for introductory courses in public administration, this pioneering work provides students with a clear-eyed understanding of the vital management functions covered in most standard textbooks with two important differences.
First, it is written to address the needs of both the experienced practitioner and the entry-level public servant. Case examples bridge the content-rich environment of practitioners with the principles of public administration sought by pre-service students. Second, the discussion of management practices is grounded in the political and ethical tensions inherent in the American constitutional form of governance.
This innovative approach reflects the authors’ belief that public administration operates as an integral part of the country’s political traditions, and thereby helps define the political culture. Key themes in this third edition include:
• an emphasis on the ways in which public administration and their agents play a critical role in ensuring legal and political accountability of the political system;
• an exploration of local public administration as the backstop of American democracy, requiring a close working partnership between part-time elected officials and career administrators;
• careful examination of the ways in which the American political economy requires administrators who are skilled at co-producing the common good with voluntary associations, businesses, nonprofit organizations and other governmental entities;
• an understanding that public administration plays a critical role with its prudential judgments in balancing the competing values necessary to secure a regime of ordered liberty.
Every chapter has been thoroughly updated, with particular attention paid to chapters on budgeting and revenue, e-government and the digital divide, shared power and the rise of “wicked problems,” and the future of public administration in the United States amidst deep polarization. Foundations of Public Service, 3rd Edition provides a framework for understanding American political traditions and how they inform public administration as a political practice. It is required reading for all introductory Public Administration courses with an emphasis on practice and real-world applications.
Subtitle: E PLURIBUS UNUM – 3RD ED
Author: DOUGLAS F. MORGAN