A passion for leadership : lessons on change and reform from fifty years of public service / Robert M. Gates.
The former Secretary of Defense explores why bureaucratic institutions are failing and how they can be transformed through effective leadership, citing the examples of large-scale change in the CIA, Texas A&M University, and the Department of Defense.
- ISBN: 9780307959492 :
- ISBN: 030795949X :
- Physical Description: 239 pages ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Why bureaucracies so often fail us -- Where you want to go: "the vision thing" -- Formulating a strategy -- Techniques for implementing change -- It's always about people -- Stakeholders: friends and foes -- The agent of change: "mirror, mirror on the wall" -- Money, money, money: reforming in scarce times -- Reform: the never-ending story -- A flaming heart.