Confessions Of A Civil Servant / Edition 1 by Bob Stone | 9780742527645 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Confessions Of A Civil Servant / Edition 1

Confessions Of A Civil Servant / Edition 1

by Bob Stone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742527646

ISBN-13: 9780742527645

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Confessions of a Civil Servant is filled with lessons on leading change in government and the military. Bob Stone based the book on thirty years as a revolutionary in government. It comes at a time when the events of 9-11 are sharpening America's demands for government that works at all levels. The book tackles fourteen overarching themes in government, developed

Overview

Confessions of a Civil Servant is filled with lessons on leading change in government and the military. Bob Stone based the book on thirty years as a revolutionary in government. It comes at a time when the events of 9-11 are sharpening America's demands for government that works at all levels. The book tackles fourteen overarching themes in government, developed through entertaining stories of Stone's own experiences as a civil servant. Among the topics Stone covers are 'tackling a job when you haven't a clue,' 'organizing for the mission,' 'dealing with difficult bosses,' and 'getting past the barriers to change.' This book is a must-read for anyone in, or considering taking, a leadership position in government, the military, or any large organization, public or private.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742527645
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: On Government Service Chapter 2 Brazen Chariots, Brazen Analysts: Tackling a job when you haven't a clue Chapter 3 A Little Yellow Book: Shrinking regulations Chapter 4 Red Hats, Red Scarves, Red Tails: Organizing for the mission Chapter 5 Searching for Excellence: Turning an organization around Chapter 6 Snakes and Snakebusters: Dealing with difficult bosses Chapter 7 Getting to Reinvention: Seizing the chance of a lifetime Chapter 8 Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off to Work We Go: Assembling a team for a big new job Chapter 9 It's September 7th, Stupid!: Getting a big job done in a hurry Chapter 10 Setting a Thousand Fires and Fanning the Flames: Encouraging and protecting innovators Chapter 11 The Decline and Fall of a Great Group: Moving from leadership to management Chapter 12 To Compliance and Beyond: Strengthening the regulatory process Chapter 13 Jean Slams the Door: Facing up to unpleasant duties Chapter 14 Junkyard Dogs: Avoiding Inspector generals Chapter 15 Overcoming Success: Getting past the barriers to change Chapter 16 Ten Lessons in Leadership Chapter 17 Ciao, Mommy. That Means Goodbye

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