Management: Doing and Writing
As can be seen in Jim’s Career Section, he has performed a wide range of managerial functions, ranging from large multi-million dollar government operations at several levels, to much smaller nonprofit organizations.
In the course of this work, he has left a long trail of carefully-crafted managerial, planning, financial, reporting, promotional, and other documents, which represent his organizing and writing skills, many of which are proprietary to respective employers. In this section, we present a limited selection of documents. While some date back many years, they are illustrative of the skills he brings to the management of organizations, regardless of the setting.
- Editorials on museum management and volunteer organization strategy.
- Application for Foundation funding. Part of a long-range computer project, this application resulted in the desired grant.
- To Communicate Success and Excellence for an example of a managerial analysis of what some thought was just a public relations or technical issue. (This is an example of Jim’s ability to draw diverse disciplines together into an overall organizational focus, in this case in a complex university setting.)
- Interpretive Challenges in Museum Management shows how Jim applies his management perspective to different venues. Includes consideration of the philosophy and humor of artifact preservation and interpretation.
- Dealing with the Feds: Federal Funding, idiosyncrasies, and Urban Life in the 1960s. Recollections of how the capital city of New Jersey tried to use Federal beautification funds as an early tool to address urban decay and unrest.
- Landscaping Management for a Condominium Association.
Planning, managing, and enjoying (Fall 2007).
Transition to Organic Lawn Maintenance (August 2008).
The images below denote some of Jim’s major formal endeavors.
The first was a major state government study and reorganization that Jim participated in, then recognition of an extended period of teaching government budgeting and finance, followed by his guiding a major IBM-Systems based plan for development or Information Technology systems. Click them for larger views.