political appointees


political appointees

Getting it Done: Helping New Government Leaders Succeed

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 - 12:18
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 17:44
In 2009, the IBM Center for The Business of Government released Getting It Done: A Guide for Government Executives as a guide for new leaders, especially new political appointees. This book helped new government executives acclimate quickly to the world of public service as practiced in Washington, D.C., and it contained a series of short strategic discussions about “dos and don’ts,” along with insights about working with key stakeholders from experienced political executives. Getting It Done was revised and reissued as a second edition in 2013.

Weekly Round-up: March 8, 2013

Friday, March 8th, 2013 - 10:58
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 09:45
Dan Chenok

The Operator's Manual - An Update of Chapter 2: Performance

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 - 14:36
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 13:25

Federal Government Reform Resources: Memos to National Leaders

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 - 12:05
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 10:58
If President Obama meets with Governor Romney to discuss ways to reform the operations of the federal government, here are some resources they have to draw upon. A number of think tanks have busily been preparing a series of white papers to spark the imaginations of those developing a reform agenda. These are not to be confused with agendas for new policies (such as climate change or immigration reform) or budget decisions, such as the pending fiscal debates.

Leadership Matters

Friday, January 15th, 2010 - 16:30

Falling Behind on Appointments

Thursday, September 24th, 2009 - 19:31
According to the Washington Post’s Al Kamen, “President Obama's personnel operation, which got off to a record-breaking start early this year in filling top administration jobs, has stalled a bit in recent months. In fact, it's well behind the pace set by the Bush administration in 2001 for the top 500 or so administration jobs -- and time is quickly running out to close the gap.”

Lessons Learned: Past Political Appointees

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 - 15:14
If you had a high level job, what advice would you leave for your successor?

Six Practical Steps to Improve Contracting

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 - 13:57
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Rethinking How to Improve Contracting Contracting issues will be on the front burner of the Obama administration, and the stakes are large. The Administration has already committed to greater transparency, stronger ethics, more competition, and rethinking the roles of contractors and government employees.

Staffing Progress in the Obama Administration

Friday, March 13th, 2009 - 15:51
Media reports seem to be focusing on the consequences of a sluggish appointment process.  Just this morning, the Washington Post highlighted another potential appointee withdrawing his name for consideration.  And a couple days ago,

Appointee Gridlock

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 - 15:44
The Washington Post’s Al Kamen notes in “Jobs, Jobs Everywhere, But . .
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