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Paths to Making a Difference

Leading in Government, Revised Edition

Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. Abramson

To understand the challenges of political leadership and how top executives succeed in accomplishing an administration's objectives, business in government experts Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. Abramson present the findings of a two year's study of top political appointees in the Obama administration.
The participants—deputy secretaries and agency heads—provide case studies of how each approaches the management challenges and achieves the mission of their organization. Full of behind-the-scenes insights and practical advice from government political executives on how they face management challenges in real time,
Paths to Making a Difference: Leading in Government offers indispensable insights to current and prospective political appointees and everyone interested in understanding how leaders work to make government agencies more effective.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 270Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4422-1308-1 • Paperback • December 2012 • $28.00 • (£18.95)
Paul R. Lawrence is a partner at Ernst & Young and a leader in the government and public sector practice.

Mark A. Abramson is president of Leadership, Inc.
Chapter 1: The Job of the Political Executive
Chapter 2: The Deputy Secretaries
Chapter 3: The Producers
Chapter 4: The Infrastructors
Chapter 5: The Regulators
Chapter 6: The Scientists
Chapter 7: The Collaborators

The insights shared in this book extend to all those who work with political executives and those in top management positions.
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