This insider's Guide about Surviving and Thriving in Senior U.S. Government Jobs, is authored by Frank McDonough, a former government executive with 35 years’ experience in seven federal agencies, with IBM, and the University of Texas.
Spring Training for the Major Leagues of Government is a new resource for senior government managers, for those who want to become senior officials, and for those who want to know how the government works just below the rarified cocoon level where heads of agencies dwell.
Core to the book is the message that government jobs are different from private sector jobs in many ways and that those who want to move up into senior US government jobs and stay there require specialized information about how to survive and thrive in those jobs.
The book originally edited by Michael Hardy of Federal Computer Week, and later by Lauren Markoe, a reporter with a national News Service has as its focus Brian, a fictitious character who introduces each of the 44 chapters with a comment and a question. The author answers the questions with supporting insights, references, anecdotes, and advice.
The book will be of interest to students of public administration, and to those in the public, the media and in other governments who want insights on the inner workings of the government and the day-to-day, week-by-week events that shape senior level careers, especially as Presidents and their administrations come and go.
More specifically, the changing mix of 6,000 Senior Executive Service officials, the 4,000 political appointees that each new president brings to the government, or the 60,000 grade 15 officials who aspire to the Senior Executive level, and others will find value in what Brian learns on his journey from the time he accepts the job, performs in it, and eventually leaves the government with the author’s advice to prosper after government service.
The book is available at amazon.com and barnesand noble.com by searching on the title: Spring Training for the Major Leagues of Government.
Understanding and working through the many challenges in high-level government jobs.