Author Archive

Alan P. Balutis

Management

When It’s Time for You to Go

The decision to leave public service isn’t easy. Two former federal executives offer five lessons before making the leap.

Management

The President’s Management Agenda Turns One

There may not be cake and balloons, but progress is worthy of celebration.

Management

The Path to Better Management of Government’s Huge Programs

A new law guides the way to delivering on large-scale change initiatives.

Management

Get Ready: Presidential Transitions Are Full of Surprises

The complicated shift to a new administration began months ago, but for some, the hard part is just beginning.

Oversight

Preparing for the Transition: What Appointees Want

Five ways career employees can please their new bosses, from the perspective of a 31-year public servant.

Oversight

Preparing for the Transition: Two Schools of Thought

Our series on the upcoming transition continues this week with tips for career managers on how to get into the minds of new appointees.

Oversight

Preparing for the Transition: Mars and Venus

Our series on the upcoming transition continues this week with relationship advice for career employees.

Oversight

Preparing for the Transition: Dos and Don’ts

A former government executive lists what career professionals should -- and shouldn’t -- do when a new administration comes to Washington.

Magazine

Getting Thin the Healthy Way

Getting Thin the Healthy Way