"John Tropman is a pioneer in human service management. His Supervision, Management, and Leadership is an important new tool for teaching theory and applications. This curricula too often is given short shrift in Social Work education and training. Tropman's text fills a gap."
John Tropman is Henry J. Meyer Collegiate Professor of Social Work Emeritus at the University of Michigan and Fellow at the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. His research focuses on the organizational elements that create high-performing human service (and other) organizations. Topics of special interest are entrepreneurship, effective group decision making, C-level executives, the problem of executive burnout and flameout, and organizational rewards systems.
At a time of rapid social, economic, and organizational change, community benefit organizations (CBO) have a nearly unprecedented need for managers and leaders who are not just ethical and mission-centric, but also competent-managers and leaders who have the whole picture of the CBO landscape and the skills to efficiently and effectively guide it in its mission, increase value, and achieve lasting impact.