Good enough for government work?
Some managers perceive motivating government employees as an almost insurmountable challenge. But, a new book published by the New York-based American Management Association proposes that government leaders — with a flexible mindset and the right tools — can develop a committed workforce. “Managing Government Employees: How to Motivate Your People, Deal With Difficult Issues and Achieve Tangible Results” offers strategies and tactics for generating productivity and loyalty. Using examples and case studies gained during a 30-year career in the federal government, author Stewart Liff describes how to establish a sound administration program, cut through the red tape of government employment systems, provide clear training, guidance and direction, and hold people accountable for the quality of their work. The $24.95 book is available at www.amanet.org.