The Obama Political Appointee Primer

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The Obama Political Appointee Primer:
How to Do Much Worthwhile, Avoid Failure and Scandal, and Keep Your Self Respect at the Same Time.

The inside picture of how Federal executives have to function in modern society in the midst of excessive partisanship. Must reading for the intelligent citizen and the aspiring appointee. How the new 10,000 Obama appointee to the Federal Government can avoid the 8 most common pitfalls that have perplexed all of their predecessors, embarrassed others, and destroyed some. The Federal Appointee is the servant of two masters whose demands for loyalty sometimes conflict. Eigen s dramatic, example packed book really improves his or her chances. A marvelous insight into the Federal bureaucratic world and the appointees who lead the Government s internal workings and operations but sometimes self-destruct in the unfamiliar setting. Related in a breezy, dramatic style, saturated with real incidents and fascinating history, it is written by a terrific storyteller who has been there himself and knows and shares the details which affect all our lives that are almost always under the radar of even investigative reporters. Required reading for anyone recruiting and vetting candidates for the new Obama administration and certainly for anyone notified of appointment or considering such. A really fun read for the rest of us who learn how Government really works along the way. The inside picture of how Federal executives have to function. Must reading for the intelligent citizen and the aspiring appointee.

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Lewis D. Eigen has served as a Federal Government appointee, a university professor, the CEO of public and private corporations, some of which have held many Federal contracts including training and technical assistance of Government Officials. He has years of experience, from several perspectives, of the unique problems of the incoming Federal appointees, and has complied his advice and counsel to many in this book. Eigen is the author of The Macmillan Book of Political Quotations and the Editor and Compiler of Eigen s Political & Historical Quotations, the world s largest repository of sourced quotations. He is also the author of many articles and papers on government operations and procedures, In addition he has written speeches for many public officials, appeared on radio and TV and authored 12 textbooks. Eigen lives with his wife Ramona E. F. Arnett in Potomac, Maryland.

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