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Leadership for Community Action: Implementing the Politics of Change

Dr. Gerry Patnode

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ISBN 10: 143891346X / ISBN 13: 9781438913469
Published by AuthorHouse, 2009
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Title: Leadership for Community Action: ...

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Publication Date: 2009

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Everyone says they want "good goverment", but getting the type of government you want requires more from its citizens than simply engaging in the passive consumption of society┐s benefits. Good, fair and effective government requires that all of us are actively engaged in the process. This is far beyond the minimal expectation of just voting in local elections. It requires citizen engagement and vigilance in holding goverment officials and program accountable to the citizens being served.The continuous vitality of our neighborhoods requires leaders to emerge and lead the charge for good government. Dr. Gerry Patnode, the veteran of many political battles and the author of a new primer for new leaders and members of the community for taking control of their communities and their elected officials. As a political operative, he learned what it takes to obtain, retain, and defeat political power.This book reveal;┐ How to initiate change in your community┐ The secrets of political power┐ How to distinguish the difference between a political ally and enemy. ┐ How to build a powerful advocacy program and organization.

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Dr. Gerry Patnode book and research is based on his four decades of experience in politics His past life includes being a candidate for office an appointee to federal, state, and local offices, and as a public policy issues analyst, campaign strategist, and activist for public policy advocacy groups. He was also once a candidate for the United States Senate. An active speaker, management consultant and educator, Gerry also serves as a management and marketing professor at the York College of Pennsylvania, where he teaches business policy and strategy, marketing research, and consumer behavior. He also serves as the managing director for the Public Affairs Division of Baltimore Research. Gerry has also held faculty positions with the Johns Hopkins University, Gettysburg College, and Loyola College in Baltimore. He earned a Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and Change from the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA, an MBA from the Maryland University System, an MS in Marketing Science from Temple University, and a BS in Business Administration from Old Dominion University. Gerry is an active member of the American Association of Political Consultants, American Marketing Association, The Academy of Management, and American Association of Public Opinion Research. He is a sought after presenter and speaker on Leadership, strategic planning and business and public policy issues.

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