The Professional Edge: Competencies in Public Service / Edition 1

The Professional Edge: Competencies in Public Service / Edition 1

by James S. Bowman, Jonathan P. West, Margo Berman, Montgomery Van Wart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765611465

ISBN-13: 9780765611468

Pub. Date: 05/31/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The authors of The Professional Edge contend that the new context and character of public service -- shifting values, entrepreneurship, information technology, multisector careers -- require enhanced technical, ethical, and leadership competencies. The public servants of today must be consummate professionals steeped in technical and ethical competencies necessary to

Overview

The authors of The Professional Edge contend that the new context and character of public service -- shifting values, entrepreneurship, information technology, multisector careers -- require enhanced technical, ethical, and leadership competencies. The public servants of today must be consummate professionals steeped in technical and ethical competencies necessary to conduct the public's business. This book describes what it means to be a consummate professional public servant. It identifies the technical competencies needed and links those with performance management, human resource administration, and information technology skills. It also identifies the ethical foundations of public service and how to integrate them in practice. The Professional Edge concludes with a focus on individual leadership, what it means and how it is based on a foundation of ethical and technical skills. This readable volume is filled with exhibits and examples from government, the nonprofit sector, and business. The Professional Edge is an ideal supplement for any introductory course in Public Administration or Ethics in the Public Sector.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765611468
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/31/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Exhibitsix
Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
1.Public Service Today: Complex, Contradictory, Competitive3
2.The Technical Professional: Developing Expertise34
3.The Ethical Professional: Cultivating Scruples60
4.The Consummate Professional: Creating Leadership87
5.The Future of Public Service: Cases and Commentary for the New Millennium116
References135
About the Authors145
Index147

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