Learning The Ropes: Insights for Political Appointees

 

Learning The Ropes: Insights for Political Appointees

Learning The Ropes: Insights for Political Appointees
Learning The Ropes: Insights for Political Appointees
This book provides helpful advice to new political appointees on a variety of topics related to the challenge of managing in government. Topics include: key lessons learned from surveys of previous political appointees; common myths held by political...

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This book provides helpful advice to new political appointees on a variety of topics related to the challenge of managing in government. Topics include: key lessons learned from surveys of previous political appointees; common myths held by political appointees about careerists and by careerists about political appointees; advice for working with Congress; how political appointees can work with the media; useful advice on eight lessons involved in transforming organizations; advice for political appointees on working with career executives to "manage for results;" and how political executives can overcome common problems in the design, alignment, use, and communication of performance measures and information. Human Capital ManagementLeadership

 

Table of Contents:

The Biggest Secret in Washington
Mark A. Abramson and Paul R. Lawrence

Part I: Working with Career Executives

Becoming and Effective Political Executive: 7 Lessons from Experienced Appointees
Judith E. Michaels

Getting to Know You: Rules of Engagement for Political Appointees and Career Executives
Joseph A. Ferrara and Lynn C. Ross

Part II: Working with Congress and the Media

Working with Congress
John H. Trattner

Working with the Media
John H. Trattner

Part III: Working with Your Organization

Working to Transform Your Organization
Mark A. Abramson and Paul R. Lawrence

Working with Career Executives to Manage for Results
Dana Michael Harsell

Performance Management for Political Executives: A "Start Where You Are, Use What You Have" Guide
Chris Wye