Author Archive

Paul L. Posner


Memos to the President: How to Run Government Effectively

Advice from leading scholars on how to improve government's ability to deliver on its promises.


The Painful Management Lessons From Five Presidencies

Forget the next big idea, and focus on what’s already been hatched.


Can Presidents Be Managers?

Presidents who bask in the policy limelight are surprised and puzzled when their support erodes.


Analysis: Pulling agencies back from the cliff

Fixing the budget process can restore fiscal stability for the long haul.


Analysis: Winning Over Government Voters

To gain the trust -- and the votes -- of the people who implement federal policies, the next president must demonstrate a capacity to lead through collaboration.