People Skills at Work by Evan Berman
(Public Administration and Public Policy)

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An exploration of the ways in which people skills can be acquired and developed, this book discusses new career development tools, the role of professional commitment statements, psychological contracts, and how to work with difficult people. Each chapter elucidates the development of a specific skill and includes examples, sets benchmarks, and examines how the particular skill's relationship to the other skills presented in the book. The author covers how to improve interpersonal relationships, communications, job performance, and dealing with people of different ages, gender, and backgrounds.


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Evan M. Berman is Professor of Public Management and Director of Internationalization at Victoria University of Wellington, School of Government. Prior, he was the Huey McElveen Distinguished Professor at Louisiana State University. His areas of expertise are human resource management, public performance, local government, and public governance in Asia. He is past Chair of the American Society for Public Administration s Section of Personnel and Labor Relations. He has over 125 publications and 12 books, including" People Skills At Work" (CRC Press, 2011), "Essential Statistics for Public Managers and Policy Analysts, Third Edition" (CQ Press, 2012), and a trilogy of books on Public Administration in Asia (2010, 2011, 2013, CRC Press). He has published in all major journals of the discipline, is Senior Editor of Public Performance & Management Review, a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar, past University Chair Professor at National Chengchi University (Taipei, Taiwan), and a former policy analyst with the National Science Foundation.
Published November 3, 2011 by CRC Press. 438 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences.