Michael Warren Davis
I once had the unenviable task of explaining to Thomas Howard what the alt-right is. “They’re white nationalists,” I said, “but they also oppose the ascent of libertarians in the Republican Party.” “I see.” He nodded. “And what’s a libertarian?” That one I couldn’t bring myself to explain. It would be an honor to say […]Read More
Geoff Smart, Maria Blair, and Jeff McLean | November 2020
- The process of appointing cabinet leaders and hiring senior administration staff is a president’s first and most important management challenge.
- Insights about executive selection methods from a half century of research from the disparate fields of political science and industrial psychology offer some clues about how to improve cabinet and senior staff selection.
- Many structural challenges exist in the cabinet appointment process as a whole, but significant improvements can be made in the selection and “interviewing” steps that do not require statutory amendments or congressional action.
- Adopting proven selection methods would improve the executive branch’s performance.
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