The FedCoach: The Agency ‘Game of Telephone’

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Fed Coach reader and former political appointee Dan Mintz emailed with additional advice, based on his own experience as the Department of Transportation’s CIO during the Bush administration:

• “Respect, reach out, and work with the career staff that report to you at the agency you serve. You will find them dedicated, caring, competent, and tremendously hard-working. You will learn much from them, and it will be only with their support that you have an opportunity to accomplish great things.

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