Getting newly elected officials started
More than 250,000 people annually are elected to public office or move into public sector leadership positions in the United States. As they do, they may assume higher public profiles and have to navigate through volatile political environments. A new book by Peter Daly, a former federal executive agency head, and Michael Watkins, a leadership development consultant, aims to help new leaders adapt to their roles. “The First 90 Days in Government,” published by The Harvard Business School Press, outlines strategies new government leaders can use to overcome transition challenges, including defining goals, building teams and managing stress. The book also addresses the differences between the private and public sectors in how success and failure are defined, measured and rewarded or penalized. To order the $24.95, 272-page hardcover book, visit www.hbspress.org or call (800) 988-0886.