Big4.com Reports on Ernst & Young Book Studying Learning Curves of Political Executives

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Top political appointees in the Obama administration subject of case studies

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Big4.com, the premier social networking forum for professionals and alumni of Accenture, Andersen, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, PwC reports on a new book by Paul Lawrence, leader of the Federal Government Consulting Practice, Ernst & Young LLP, in which the ways where deputy secretaries and agency heads achieve the mission of their organizations is highlighted.

Paths to Making a Difference: Leading in Government provides highlights the importance of selecting the right appointees, the value in political challenging times, and how these top executives ultimately succeed in accomplishing an administration’s objectives.

“Appointees are an important component of political leadership that demands attention and this book offers behind-the-scenes insights and practical advice on how they face management challenges in real time,” Lawrence said. “This book is designed to help prospective political executives transition from their previous position into their political role, which we believe will ultimately help lead to a more effective government.”

The two-year study focused on 24 top political appointees in the Obama administration through case studies and was based on interviews at the six month, 12-month, and 18-month interval of their tenure.

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