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Getting It Done

A Guide for Government Executives, 2017 Edition

Mark A. Abramson; Daniel Chenok and John M. Kamensky

Getting It Done was written for those who have answered the call to public service. Now, in this 2017 edition, the editors of IBM’s Center for The Business of Government series have assembled a comprehensive guide to navigating the current environment of government, and what government leaders ought to know to survive and thrive with respect to the ways it’s evolved over the years. Concise analyses of the roles and responsibilities of those involved in any political decision accompany informative and instructional chapters, each highlighting a key step any public servant must take to ensure they do all they can for the people and causes they represent. From the patient and careful study of an issue, to the assembly of a trusted advisory team and the development and execution of a focused vision and agenda, leaders of all kinds will find some part of this book to incorporate into their own leadership strategies, for which this book’s expert and pragmatic insights prove a refreshing boon. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / IBM Center For Business Of Government
Pages: 150Size: 6 1/2 x 9 1/4
978-1-4422-7360-3 • Hardback • August 2016 • $70.00 • (£47.95)
978-1-4422-7361-0 • Paperback • August 2016 • $29.95 • (£19.95)
978-1-4422-7362-7 • eBook • August 2016 • $27.95 • (£18.95)
Mark A. Abramson is president of Leadership Inc. He is the editor of the IBM Center for The Business of Government book series. Dan Chenok is Executive Director of the IBM Center for The Business of Government. John M. Kamensky is a senior fellow at the IBM Center for The Business of Government and an associate partner with IBM Global Business Services.

Part I. Seven "To-Dos"
Chapter 1. Before Confirmation, Be Careful
Chapter 2. Learn How Things Work
Chapter 3. Act Quickly

Chapter 4. Develop a Vision and a Focused Agenda
Chapter 5. Assemble Your Leadership Team

Chapter 6. Deliver Results
Chapter 7. Manage Your Environment

Part II. Stakeholders
Chapter 8. The White House
Chapter 9. White House Policy Councils
Chapter 10. Office of Management and Budget
Chapter 11. Congress
Chapter 12. Cross-Agency Collaborators
Chapter 13. Interagency Councils
Chapter 14. Office of Personnel Management
Chapter 15. Citizens
Chapter 16. Unions
Chapter 17. State and TribalGovernments
Chapter 18. Interest Groups and Associations
Chapter 19. Government Accountability Office
Chapter 20. Inspectors General
Chapter 21. Media

Additional Resources: The Management Roadmap
About the Authors
About the IBM Center for The Business of Government