Brian, a fictitious character, is newly appointed to a high-level job by the White House, He has scores of questions about working in the federal government. His questions introduce each of the 44 chapters. They are the same as political appointees, senior executive service officials, and GS-15’s have, or should have, as they compete to move up, into, and perform in senior positions.
The four goals of Spring Training are designed to address the challenges facing 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.