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Managing Government Employees: How to Motivate Your People, Deal with Difficult Issues, and Achieve Tangible Results
     

Managing Government Employees: How to Motivate Your People, Deal with Difficult Issues, and Achieve Tangible Results

by Stewart Liff
 

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Managing government employees presents unique challenges. Government managers may feel that stringent and convoluted regulations mean they "can’t do that". Some others may use that perception as a crutch. But the truth for all of them is, yes, they can "do that" -- and they’d better. "That"

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Managing government employees presents unique challenges. Government managers may feel that stringent and convoluted regulations mean they "can’t do that". Some others may use that perception as a crutch. But the truth for all of them is, yes, they can "do that" -- and they’d better. "That" means managing employees as proactively and decisively as their corporate counterparts, and holding their staffs, teams, and departments accountable for productivity and results. Managing Government Employees offers dozens of techniques for meeting the challenges and stressful situations supervisers face on a daily basis. Major topics include how to:

• get maximum dedication and productivity from employees

• improve results of poor performers and discipline or fire them when necessary

• deal with union and EEO issues

• cut through the red tape of government employment systems

For managers frustrated by government bureaucracy, this book lets them know they have more power than they may think.

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“His [Liff’s] 32-year career, which includes service at both the management and executive levels in the Department of Defense, General Service Administration, Federal Energy Administration, and Veterans Health Administration, make Managing Government Employees an extraordinarily credible endeavor. …a ‘must-read’ for those contemplating entering management…. his comments and insights are useful to all managers, particularly first line managers, everywhere.” Graziadio Business Report

"...an extraordinarily credible endeavor. …a ‘must-read’ for those contemplating entering management."

---Graziadio Business Report

“Stewart Liff provides many great tactics, case studies and stories that debunk common perceptions that government managers have of the government's personnel system…. This book should be required reading for all supervisors in government.”

— GovLeaders.org

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814408872
Publisher:
AMACOM
Publication date:
02/26/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,297,866
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

Meet the Author

Stewart Liff (Saugus, CA) began his career with the federal government in 1974. He is a winner of the President's Council on Management Improvement Award and the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service. He is the coauthor of Seeing Is Believing.

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