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

Overview

"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

... See more details below
Hardcover (New Edition)
$20.98
BN.com price
(Save 15%)$24.95 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (14) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $11.35   
  • Used (11) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

"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."

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“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

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814408872
  • Publisher: AMACOM
  • Publication date: 2/26/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 447,474
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Stewart Liff

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.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Posted July 29, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Thorough guide to managing a government agency

    Even within the labyrinth of a government agency, a good manager can inspire people and get great results. Stewart Liff draws on his 32-year government career to show you how to increase the productivity of your government agency or organization. For instance, he explains how managers' fear of taking decisive action can cause government inefficiencies, particularly in maintaining a responsive workforce. Liff provides detailed descriptions of typical employment challenges and offers resolutions gleaned from his considerable experience. His approach enlivens what could easily be a dull lesson, particularly in regard to navigating labor issues. For government professionals in management and human resources, getAbstract recommends this clarifying, nuts-and-bolts guide to managing government employees.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2008

    A reviewer

    Stewart Liff gives great advice and examples of how to manage, reward, and discipline government employees. The book¿s content mostly focuses on the federal government level. I work for a Community College in Northern California. Some of his advice would work, could work, and would not work in my environment. Stewart Liff does not pull any punches with under-performance and insubordination. However, Liff offers insight to ensure employees and teams have proper training, rewards 'monetary and non-monetary', reprimanding, and if necessary termination. Some of the other great sections include dealing with grievances, union relations, and motivating the work environment. If you work for the government and plan to transition into management leadership this book is a good addition to your library.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)