The First 90 Days in Government: Critical Success Strategies for New Public Managers at All Levels
More than 250,000 public sector managers in the United States take on new positions each year and many more aspire to leadership. Each will confront special challenges—from higher public profiles to a greater number of stakeholders to volatile political environments—that will make their transitions even more challenging than in the business world.
Now Michael Watkins, auth...more
(first published July 1st 2006)
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Thought this was a pretty sensible book offering good, usable tips. While differences do exist across systems in different countries, I thought it was still good to find such a book customised for public managers, which highlighted significant challenges when making transitions in the public sector vis-a-vis the private sector. Useful reference.
This is actually a great book if you are going into a new position in any organization at a decision-making or management level. It even has some excellent suggestions for questions to ask (which I will refer to when interviewing for future jobs) in order to understand the environment at an organization.