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Succeeding as a Political Executive

Fifty Insights from Experience

Mark A. Abramson and Paul R. Lawrence

Succeeding as a Political Executive: Fifty Insights from Experience is based on the real-life experience of 64 high-level executives who served in the Obama Administration. Most were at the agency head level. From 2009 to 2015, the authors conducted a series of interviews with these individuals, gaining insights into running government organizations. This book is aimed at those interested in the transition of power to the next presidential administration starting in 2017. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 188Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4422-6929-3 • Hardback • May 2016 • $75.00 • (£49.95)
978-1-4422-6930-9 • Paperback • May 2016 • $30.00 • (£19.95)
978-1-4422-6931-6 • eBook • May 2016 • $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 One: Introduction

Part One: The Path to Succeeding
Chapter Two: The Right People in the Right Job
Chapter Three: Getting a Presidential Appointment
Chapter Four: Between Nomination and Confirmation
Chapter Five: Arriving
Chapter Six: Starting
Chapter Seven: Deploying Management Levers
Chapter Eight: Strengthening the Organization
Chapter Nine: Managing Your Federal Career

Part Two: Succeeding at the Job
Chapter Ten: Succeeding as a Deputy Secretary
Chapter Eleven: Succeeding as a Producer
Chapter Twelve: Succeeding as a Regulator
Chapter Thirteen: Succeeding as a Science Executive
Chapter Fourteen: Succeeding as an Infrastructor
Chapter Fifteen: Succeeding as a Collaborator

Part Three: Perspectives from Europe
Chapter Sixteen: Insights from European Executives

Index of Interviewers and Interviewees
About the Authors