Report & Publication
October 20, 2015

Managing the Government’s Executive Talent

Sound management enables the effective implementation of policy and is essential for a successful presidency. That’s why the Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center for the Business of Government have joined together in sponsoring a series of roundtable dialogues with key government leaders and stakeholders to inform the next president about critical federal management issues, and recommend actions that can strengthen the new administration’s capacity to address key challenges.

Through these roundtables, the Partnership and the IBM Center will develop a Management Roadmap for the next administration to share the lessons learned, identify promising and proposed initiatives, and offer ideas on successful implementation.

The first roundtable discussion focused on strengthening executive talent across the federal government. In the new whitepaper, “Managing the Government’s Executive Talent,” authors Doug Brook and Maureen Hartney recap the roundtable discussion and propose a framework for the next administration to manage and harness the talent of top political and career executives in order to accelerate the achievement of presidential priorities.

In the coming months we will release additional whitepapers on related management topics.

Learn more about the Ready to Govern initiative.