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Your one-stop spot for Jossey-Bass Public Administration  Guides at up to 30% off retail prices!  Guides with reader recommendations are in bold

What Makes A Great Manager? 
Management and supervision guide with tips, answers and free resources.  A good resource for situational questions and basic supervision and management references.

Here are additional resources:

  1. Accounting and Budgeting in Public and Nonprofit Organizations: A Manager's Guide, C. William Garner, 1991
  2. Authentic Leadership: Courage in Action, Robert W. Terry, 1993
  3. Benchmarking for Best Practices in the Public Sector: Achieving Performance Breakthroughs in Federal, State, and Local Agencies, Patricia Keehley, 1996
  4. Boards That Make a Difference: A New Design for Leadership in Nonprofit and Public Organizations,   John Carver, 1997
  5. Catalytic Leadership: Strategies for an Interconnected World, Jeffery S. Luke, 1997
  6. Creating and Implementing Your Strategic Plan: A Workbook for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, John M. Bryson, 1995
  7. Creating High-Performance Government Organizations: A Practical Guide for Public Managers, Mark G. Popovich, 1998
  8. Designing and Conducting Survey Research: A Comprehensive Guide, Louis M. Rea, 1997
  9. The Enduring Challenges in Public Management: Surviving and Excelling in a Changing World, Alan Halachmi, 1995
  10. Exemplary Public Administrators: Character and Leadership in Government, Terry L. Cooper, 1992
  11. Governing Public Colleges and Universities: A Handbook for Trustees, Chief Executives, and Other Campus Leaders, Richard T. Ingram, 1994
  12. Handbook of Human Resource Management in
    , Stephen E. Condrey, 1998
  13. Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation, Joseph S. Wholey, 1994
  14. Handbook of Public Administration, James L. Perry, 1996
  15. Handbook of Public Law and Administration, Philip J. Cooper, 1997
  16. Handbook of Training and Development for the Public Sector: A Comprehensive Resource, Montgomery Van Wart, 1997
  17. How Do Public Managers Manage?: Bureaucratic Constraints, Organizational Culture, and the Potential for Reform, Carolyn Ban, 1995
  18. Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Joan E. Pynes, 1997
  19. Making Tough Decisions: Tactics for Improving Managerial Decision Making, Paul C. Nutt, 1989
  20. Managing Chaos and Complexity in Government: A New Paradigm for Managing Change, Innovation, and Organizational Renewal, L. Douglas Kiel, 1994
  21. Managing for Accountability: Preserving the Public Trust in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Kevin P. Kearns, 1996
  22. The New Effective Public Manager: Achieving Success in a Changing Government, Steven Cohen, 1995
  23. New Strategies for Public Pay: Rethinking Government Compensation Programs, Howard Risher, 1997
  24. Planners on Planning : Leading Planners Offer Real-Life Lessons on What Works, What Doesn'T, and Why, Bruce W. McClendon, 1996
  25. Public Participation in Public Decisions : New Skills
    and Strategies for Public Managers
    , John Clayton Thomas, 1995
  26. The Responsible Administrator: An Approach to Ethics for the Administrative Role, Terry L. Cooper, 1998
  27. Revitalizing State and Local Public Service: Strengthening Performance, Accountability, and Citizen Confidence, Frank J. Thompson, 1993
  28. Seamless Government: A Practical Guide to Re-Engineering in the Public Sector, Russell M. Linden, 1994
  29. Strategic Management of Public and Third Sector Organizations: A Handbook for Leaders, Paul C. Nutt, 1992
  30. Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations: A Guide to Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement, John M. Bryson, 1995
  31. Sustaining Innovation: Creating Nonprofit and Government Organizations That Innovate Naturally, Paul Charles Light, 1998
  32. Tools for Innovators: Creative Strategies for Managing Public Sector Organizations, Steven Cohen, 1998
  33. Transforming Government: Lessons from the Reinvention Laboratories, Patricia W. Ingraham, 1997
  34. Transforming Public Policy: Dynamics of Policy
    Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    , Nancy Roberts, 1996
  35. Understanding and Managing Public Organizations, Hal G. Rainey, 1996
  36. The Ethics Challenge in Public Service: A Problem-Solving Guide, Carol Weiss Lewis, 1991
  37. Facilitative Leadership in Local Government: Lessons from Successful Mayors and Chairpersons, James Svara, 1994
  38. Public Management: The State of the Art, Barry Bozeman, 1993
  39. Public Management Strategies: Guidelines for Managerial Effectiveness, Barry Bozeman, 1996
  40. The Responsible Administrator: An Approach to Ethics for the Administrative Role, Terry L. Cooper, 1990
  41. Restructuring Higher Education: What Works and What Doesn't in Reorganizing Governing Systems, Terrence J. MacTaggart, 1996
  42. The Spirit of Public Administration, H. George Frederickson, 1996
  43. Supervision for Success in Government: A Practical Guide for First Line Managers, Dalton S. Lee, 1994
  44. Total Quality Management in Government: A Practical Guide for the Real World, Steven Cohen, 1993
  45. Trustworthy Government: Leadership and Management Strategies for Building Trust and High Performance, David G. Carnevale, 1995
  46. Understanding and Managing Public Organizations, Hal G. Rainey, 1991