“We Don’t Make Widgets” is MACo Book Club’s #MACoCon Selection

A widely-loved book on the different motivators n the public sector will be the latest selection for MACo’s “good government” Book Club. Join us at the Summer Conference to learn, share, and discuss this inspiring and informative choice!

41mquSh2fWL._AC_UL320_SR208320_MACo has featured a “good government” themed Book Club as a breakout session at the last several conferences. The core idea: select a reading – with an eye toward public service, government, leadership or other tools that might benefit conference participants – and show up ready to talk about it.

This year’s selection is Ken Miller’s We Don’t Make Widgets. The author’s subtitle sells the approach it promises:  “Overcoming the Myths That Keep Governments from Radically Improving.”

Governing magazine adds:

Written for middle- and senior-level managers in state, city and county government, We Don’t Make Widgets: Overcoming the Myths That Keep Government from Radically Improving explodes the myths that prevent dramatic improvement in government operations.

If you’re interested in a new way of thinking about what you do, who you do it for and why you do it, this book — part of the Governing Management Series — is for you. Read it and manage with the best!

The MACo Book Club meeting will be held Thursday, August 15, from 10:15 – 11:15 am, at the Ocean City Convention Center. (Room number TBA)

Interested? Then, MACo has a great offer for you. The first 25 conference registrants who contact the MACo office with interest (by email to Heather Legg) will receive their copy FREE.

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference:

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties