may be the best text ever on large-scale organization change.
-Tom Peters, from the foreword
of a Civil Servant
is filled with lessons on leading change in government and the
military. Bob Stone based the book on thirty years as a
revolutionary in government. It comes at a time when the
of 9-11 are sharpening America's demands for government that works at
tackles fourteen overarching themes in government, developed through
entertaining stories of Stone's own experiences as a civil servant.
Among the topics Stone covers are 'tackling a job when you
haven't a clue', 'organizing for the mission', 'dealing with difficult
bosses', and 'getting past the barriers to change'.
This is a must-read for anyone in a
leadership position in government, the military, or adademia.
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