The Federal Management Playbook: Leading and Succeeding in the Public Sector, a booktalk with author Ira Goldstein.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 • 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Stories of government management failures often make the headlines, but quietly much gets done as well. What makes the difference? In his latest publication, Ira Goldstein offers wisdom about how to lead and succeed in the federal realm, based on his decades of experience with two major government consulting firms and as a member of the US Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service.*
The Federal Management Playbook coaches the importance of always keeping four key concepts in mind when planning for success: goals, stakeholders, resources, and time frames. The book packages activities around three strategic phases: create your offense, execute effectively, and play a smart defense. Its chapters address how to effectively motivate government employees, pick the right technologies, communicate and negotiate with powerful stakeholders, manage risks, get value from contractors, foster innovation, and more. Additional tips describe how career civil servants and political appointees can get the most from one another, advise consultants on providing value to government, and help everyone better manage ever-present oversight.*
The Federal Management Playbook is a must-read for anyone working in the government realm and for students who aspire to work in public service.*
Ira Goldstein is a founder and former director of Deloitte’s US Federal Practice, providing consulting and advisory services to large federal agencies and departments. He previously held the position in the federal government of the US Assistant Comptroller General and Chief Operating Officer of the US Government Accountability Office.**
**Georgetown University Press