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Paul R. Lawrence

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Leadership Lessons: Inez Moore Tenenbaum, Consumer Product Safety Commission

February 6, 2012 This is the fifth in a series of profiles based on interviews for the book Paths to Making a Difference: Leading in Government (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011) by Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. Abramson, which highlights the management lessons of 24 political executives during their first 18 months in ...

Leadership Lessons: Patrick Gallagher, National Institute of Standards and Technology

January 30, 2012 This is the fourth in a series of profiles based on interviews for the book Paths to Making a Difference: Leading in Government (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011) by Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. Abramson, which highlights the management lessons of 24 political executives during their first 18 months in ...

Leadership Lessons: Joseph Main, Mine Safety and Health Administration

January 23, 2012 Suzanne Glassman This is the third in a series of profiles based on interviews for the book Paths to Making a Difference: Leading in Government (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011) by Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. Abramson, which highlights the management lessons of 24 political executives during their first 18 ...

Leadership Lessons: Arun Majumdar, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

January 17, 2012 Suzanne Glassman This is the second in a series of profiles based on interviews for the book Paths to Making a Difference: Leading in Government (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011) by Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. Abramson, which highlights the management lessons of 24 political executives during their first 18 ...

Leadership Lessons: David Kappos, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

January 11, 2012 Suzanne Glassman This is the first in a series of profiles based on interviews for the book Paths to Making a Difference: Leading in Government (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011) by Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. Abramson, which highlights the management lessons of 24 political executives during their first 18 ...

Picking Appointees

October 12, 2011 In the push to make government work more effectively, much attention has been devoted to attracting top talent to career civil service jobs. But it's just as crucial to bring in political appointees who have the right experience for agencies' unique management challenges. Political executives are the quarterbacks of government. ...

Picking Appointees

October 1, 2011 Not all political positions are the same, and not just any smart person is right for the job. In the push to make government work more effectively, much attention has been devoted to attracting top talent to career civil service jobs. But it's just as crucial to bring in political ...

Analysis: Getting Appointees Up to Speed

February 17, 2010 As political appointees take their posts in the Obama administration, they are eager to receive useful information and insights about operating in Washington. The White House Office of Presidential Personnel offers orientation sessions, but there is a clear need for such programs at the departmental level. Under the 2000 Presidential ...

Across the Divide

August 13, 2008 Washington, we have a problem. The attitude of institutional Washington (Congress, the media, watchdog organizations and others) about two key components of government-civil servants and contractors-ranges from ambivalence to outright hostility. In the case of civil servants, the conventional wisdom is that there are too many of them, they are ...

Across the Divide

August 1, 2008 Government's next leaders must strike a balance between civil servants and federal contractors. Washington, we have a problem. The attitude of institutional Washington (Congress, the media, watchdog organizations and others) about two key components of government-civil servants and contractors-ranges from ambivalence to outright hostility. In the case of civil servants, ...