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Paths to Making a Difference Leading in Government
978-1-4422-1307-4 • Hardback
October 2011 • $39.95 • (£24.95)
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Pages: 184
Size: 6 1/2 x 9 1/2
By Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. Abramson
Political Science | Public Affairs & Administration
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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.
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 Selection and Preparation of Political Executives
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
Appendix: Dates of Interviews
About the Authors
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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