Abstract of Spring Training for the Major Leagues of Government
The central character in Spring Training for the Major Leagues of Government isBrian, a fictitious character. He is a composite of people I met during my decades in government service. Newly appointed to a high-level job by the White House, Brian has scores of questions about working in the federal government. His questions, introducing 44 chapters, are the same as political appointees, senior executive service officials, and GS-15’s have, or should have, as they consider how to move up, into, and perform in senior positions.
The goals of Spring Training are to help high-level officials:
Improve their chances for success,
Help them avoid pitfalls that threaten reputation and performance,
Enable them to move smoothly through the ranks of senior government jobs, and
Position them for advancement to even higher-level jobs in government, or in the private sector.
Understanding and working through the many challenges in high-level government jobs.