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City Management: Keys to Success
by:Orville W. Powell
At last, a good book about one of the most exciting career opportunities available in the country today - city management.It is an exciting and rewarding career because all the great issues our society - crime, pollution, urban sprawl, economic development, traffic congestion, race relations and terrorism - are concentrated in our cities. City managers...
At last, a good book about one of the most exciting career opportunities available in the country today - city management.It is an exciting and rewarding career because all the great issues our society - crime, pollution, urban sprawl, economic development, traffic congestion, race relations and terrorism - are concentrated in our cities. City managers dealing with these issues are in a unique position to make a positive difference in the lives of people in their communities. This book will:Help the reader evaluate city management as a careerExplain the educational and work experience needed to become a city managerGive helpful tips that will allow the reader to have a long and successful career in city managementExplain how to deal effectively with hate groupsExplain how the news media works and how to deal with themIdentify the danger signs of a city manager in troubleGently guide the reader through losing a city manager's job and starting overHelp the reader prepare mentally for retirement. The book is a must read for anyone who has - or wants - a management position in the public sector.
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