With the recent news that President Obama received recommendations
on a reorganization of the federal government, the summer issue of
The Public Manager couldn't be more timely. Available June 15, it
spotlights the topic of government reorganization for the 21st
The Public Manager, a nonpartisan quarterly journal about federal
executive leadership at all levels of management, presents an
11-article forum organized by former Commerce Department executive
Alan Balutis that explores ways to manage government
reorganization. From the importance of Oval Office outreach to
Congress, to planning whether to take on mega-, Cabinet-, or
agency-level reorganizations, The Public Manager marshals experts
who have executed federal reorganizations before and can offer
valuable tips and insights. Collectively they ask: Is President
Obama Thinking Outside the Box?
Other feature articles in the journal focus on how the government
can avoid a fiscal crisis, closing leadership gaps, improving
performance reviews, implementing a groundbreaking food safety law,
and a look at how the Veterans Affairs agency is taking care of
business by committing to training.
"We call it Federal Leadership That Works," says new editor Ilyse
Veron of The Public Manager's practical offerings, which are
augmented throughout the year at www.thepublicmanager.org.
This summer issue also debuts two new features: Exchange and
Visionaries. Exchange showcases interviews, also available as
podcasts, with newsmakers in the field such Charlene Li, the author
of Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You
Lead. In Visionaries, the new back page, the journal will present
innovations and ideas from award-winning or standout public
managers starting with the Service to America finalists chosen by
the Partnership for Public Service.
About The Public Manager
The Public Manager is a unique, independent, and nonpartisan
quarterly journal about federal government leadership that works.
Produced in print and electronic format with related podcasts,
blogs, and events, it communicates best practices, innovations, and
techniques for learning at all levels of government. The Public
Manager is affiliated with good government groups such as the
Partnership for Public Service, GovLoop, Young Government Leaders,
the Graduate School, the American Society for Public
Administration, and others. It is published by The Bureaucrat Inc.,
a not-for-profit organization owned by ASTD that is chartered and
devoted to furthering knowledge and best practice in government.
The Bureaucrat, Inc. maintains its own corporate officer and Board
of Director structure. For more information about The Public
Manager and the new summer issue, visit www.thepublicmanager.org.