Book News: March 8th, 2000

Levin, M. A. & Sanger, M. B.Argues that programme executives should be the entrepreneurs, the go-getters and risk takers; chief executives should be the more cautious gatekeepers and enforcers of rules. Asserts that managers must create an atmosphere for change, and in an effort to provide managers with specific guidance on creating this atmosphere, distills case studies into eight lessons, which include that public managers must develop a tolerance for error, or better yet, for `well-conceived failure’. Emphasizes the need for public executives to develop the mission statements from which organizational goals are derived. Difficult to distinguish this from the pack of entrepreneurial management books, but not impossible.

ISBN: 1555426581. Publisher: Jossey-Bass. Price: US Dollars 24.95