Getting It Done: A Guide for Government Executives

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Getting It Done was written for those who have answered the call to public service. Now, in this revised 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 ...

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Overview

Getting It Done was written for those who have answered the call to public service. Now, in this revised 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442223141
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/16/2013
  • Series: IBM Center for the Business of Government Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 148
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark A. Abramson is president of Leadership Inc. He is the editor of the IBM Center for The Business of Government book series. Jonathan D. Breul is executive director of the IBM Center for The Business of Government and a partner with IBM Global Business Services. 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. Martin G. Wagner is a senior fellow at the IBM Center for The Business of Government and an associate partner with IBM Global Business Services.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I. Six "To-Dos"
Chapter 1. Before Confirmation, Be Careful
Chapter 2. Learn How Things Work
Chapter 3. Act Quickly on What Can't Wait
Chapter 4. Develop a Vision and a Focused Agenda
Chapter 5. Put Together a Joint Political/Career Leadership Team
Chapter 6. Manage Your Environment
Part II. Stakeholders
Chapter 7. The White House
Chapter 8. Policy Councils
Chapter 9. Office of Management and Budget
Chapter 10. Congress
Chapter 11. Interagency Collaboration
Chapter 12. Interagency Councils
Chapter 13. Office of Personnel Management
Chapter 14. Citizens
Chapter 15. Unions
Chapter 16. State and Local Government
Chapter 17. Interest Groups
Chapter 18. Government Accountability Office
Chapter 19. Inspectors General
Chapter 20. Media

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