Abstract of Spring Training for the Major Leagues of Government
The central character in Spring Training for the Major Leagues of Government isBrian, a fictitious character. He is a composite of people I met during my decades in government service. Newly appointed to a high-level job by the White House, Brian has scores of questions about working in the federal government. His questions, introducing 44 chapters, are the same as political appointees, senior executive service officials, and GS-15’s have, or should have, as they consider how to move up, into, and perform in senior positions.
The goals of Spring Training are to accelerate the surviving and thriving processes of high-level officials:
Improve their chances for success,
Help them avoid pitfalls that threaten reputation and performance,
Enable them to move smoothly through the ranks of senior government jobs, and
Position them for advancement to even higher-level jobs in government, or in the private sector.
In addition, Spring Training for the Major Leagues of Government has insights for graduate students of public administration, and the curious who seek information about how the government works one or two steps below the agency head.
For industry officials working on or seeking contracts with government, the book may stimulate ideas about developing a professional and working relationship with government officials.
In academia, professors could consider Spring Training for the Major Leagues of Government for final semester graduate students who intend to work in or with the government.
Lastly, citizens seeking a greater understanding about the internal workings of government can use the book to learn how federal workers make decisions and manage the thousands of programs that serve the nation’s 315 million people.
Koehler Books will publish Spring Training in early 2016.
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