The second book will examine, with a dash of humor, “how you lead change in large public institutions.”
“There’s a lot of books out there about how you lead change in business, but I’ve certainly not seen any … on how you do that in public institutions,” he said.
Actually, there are a number of such books. Here are just a few:
- Elaine Ciulla Kamarck, The End of Government ... As We Know It: Making Public Policy Work (Lynne Riener, 2007).
- David Osborne and Ted Gaebler, Reinventing Government: How The Enrepreneurial Spirit Is Transforming The Public Sector (Plume/Penguin 1993).
- Jameson W. Doig and Erwin C. Hargrove, eds, Leadership and Innovation (The Johns Hopkins University Press; Abridged edition, 1990).
- Robert Rector and Michael Sanera, eds, Steering the Elephant: How Washington Works (New York: Universe, 1987).
What is especially odd about his comment is that he once led the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M, which teaches courses in public sector leadership. He then served as president of the university.