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Main Title The federal management playbook : leading and succeeding in the public sector /
Author Goldstein, Ira
Publisher Georgetown University Press,
Year Published 2016
OCLC Number 940957930
ISBN 9781626163720; 1626163723
Subjects Public administration--United States ; Civil service--United States--Personnel management ; Administrative agencies--United States--Management ; Administrative agencies--Management ; Civil service--Personnel management
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  JK421.G597 2016 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/12/2018
Collation xviii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Ira Goldstein offers management wisdom for federal government leaders and aspiring leaders based on his decades of experience as a senior executive at two of the Big Four consulting firms and as a member of the US federal government's Senior Executive Service. Being a leader in the federal realm presents unique challenges because of the size and complexity of the bureaucracy and the system of checks and balances designed by the founding fathers. This framework has successfully protected freedom, but it difficult to operate efficiently and effectively within it. Goldstein presents four key dimensions of success and explains what government managers do when they are effective at achieving personal, program, or organizational success. Topics discussed include motivating employees, managing contractors, supporting innovation, deploying technology, managing risk, communicating to citizens, adopting the right organizational structures, and collaborating across organizational boundaries.