Executives

 

Executives

Working with the Congress

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
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A part of a larger report, "Becoming an Effective Political Executive: 7 Lessons from Experienced Appointees," the "Working with the Congress" essay describes how political appointees can work with Congress. The essay provides an overview of how Congress functions, how decisions on money and programs are made, appropriators and authorizers, legislators and their constituencies, oversight, and how to get things done.

Working with the Media

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
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A part of the larger report, "Becoming an Effective Political Executive: 7 Lessons from Experienced Appointees," the essay "Working with the Media" describes how political appointees can work with the media. The essay covers technique, how to minimize the impact of bad news, offensive and defensive strategies, and how to survive in the government/media culture.

Human Capital 2002

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
This book provides eight studies on the "state" of human capital in government today. Carol Chetkovich discusses the challenge of recruiting the best and the brightest to government. Hal G. Rainey describes how four federal agencies are using special authorities to "win the war for talent." Ray Blunt presents two studies on how government can better develop its future leaders. Michael D. Serlin describes the need for increased mobility among federal executives and presents case studies of six leaders who exemplified mobility throughout their careers.

Human Capital 2004

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
After explaining the role of human capital management and its inherent challenges, the book is divided into two parts, each presenting compelling case studies. The first part explores the workplace challenges. Here the challenge is that of building a workplace, supported by an effective, streamlined personnel system, that promotes top performance. Case studies analyze the IRS, USAID, USPS, and civil service reform in Texas, Georgia, and Florida. The second challenge to human capital management relates to people. The challenge here is getting the most from people.

Learning The Ropes: Insights for Political Appointees

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
This book provides helpful advice to new political appointees on a variety of topics related to the challenge of managing in government.

Transforming Organizations

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
This book provides in-depth case studies of outstanding government executives who dramatically changed both the performance and management of their organizations. The book includes case studies of Dan Goldin of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ken Kizer of the Veterans Health Administration, James Lee Witt of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and four high-ranking government officials who changed procurement in the Department of Defense. In addition, the book includes interviews with NASA Administrator Goldin and FEMA's Director Witt.

Leaders

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
This book provides six in-depth studies of leaders who demonstrate a new style of leadership for the 21st century. W. Henry Lambright describes how Dr. Francis Collins is leading the Human Genome Project at the National Institutes of Health. Norma Riccucci presents a case study of how Dr. Helene Gayle led the nation's fight against HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Beryl Radin analyzes the leadership style of Donna Shalala at the Department of Health and Human Services. Robert B.