9780878408474

Caught Between the Dog and the Fireplug, Or, How to Survive Public Service

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  • ISBN13:

    9780878408474

  • ISBN10:

    0878408479

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/1/2001
  • Publisher: Georgetown Univ Pr
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Summary

Kenneth Ashworth is adjunct professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin and visiting scholar at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xi
OCTOBER
Re: Working with politicians
1(22)
NOVEMBER
Re: Working with the press
23(11)
DECEMBER
Re: Learning from your boss
34(11)
JANUARY
Re: Dealing with unpleasant and difficult people
45(9)
FEBRUARY
Re: More on unpleasant people
54(9)
MARCH
Re: Subordinate leadership, getting help from above
63(10)
APRIL
Re: Taking the initiative, or risk taking inside government
73(9)
MAY
Re: The kinds of pressures and influence used on you
82(7)
SEPTEMBER
Re: Relations with a governing board
89(13)
OCTOBER
Re: More on governing boards
102(19)
NOVEMBER
Re: Bona fide bureaucratic behavior
121(13)
DECEMBER
Re: ``Walking with kings''
134(11)
JANUARY
Re: Delegating, or working for your subordinates
145(7)
FEBRUARY
Re: Ethics and morality in public service
152(16)
MARCH
Re: A few thoughts on leadership
168(10)
APRIL
Re: A summing up
178(7)
Afterword 185(2)
Notes 187(8)
A Hundred Really Good Books 195(6)
Index 201

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