Getting Started
Advice on Managing in Government

Becoming an Effective Political Executive: 7 Lessons from Experienced Appointees by Judith Michaels

Getting to Know You: Rules of Engagement for Political Appointees and Career Executives by Joseph A. Ferrara and Lynn C. Ross

Implementing Performance Management in Government by Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. Abramson

The Job of the Political Executive: Running an Agency by Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. Abramson (From What Government Does: How Political Executives Manage)

Leading Others by G. Edward Deseve (From The Presidential Appointee's Handbook)

Leading for Results by G. Edward Deseve (From The Presidential Appointee's Handbook)

Managing Change by G. Edward Deseve (From The Presidential Appointee's Handbook)

Manage Your Environment by G. Martin Wagner (From Getting It Done: A Guide for Government Executives)

The Role of the Political Executive as Builder (From Paths to Making a Difference: Leading in Government)

The Role of the Political Executive as Innovator (From Paths to Making a Difference: Leading in Government)

The Role of the Political Executive as Manager (From Paths to Making a Difference: Leading in Government)

Speeding up the Learning Curve: Observations from a Survey of Seasoned Political Appointees by G. Edward Deseve

When Worlds Collide: The Political-Career Nexus by Christopher Deering (From The In-and-Outers)

Survivor's Guide for Pres. Nominees