Brittany Butler

Appointment
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Belfer Bldg 101

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Francis Hartmann

Appointment
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Littauer Bldg 202
617-495-7506
MLD-617M

Producing tangible and measureable results is an important part of work in the public sector. Yet there are many more good ideas about producing results than there are good ideas implemented. This happens for many reasons, among them that no one really stayed with the idea to "make it happen." This course consists of a case-informed conversation about traits of persons who have been demonstrably effective at translating ideas into action. The objective of the course is to have each of us become more effective in the public service and public policy arena. Each class will address at least one trait that seems to be related to effective implementation, for example: success (knowing what it is); relentlessness (sustained attention); collaboration and bringing out the best in others; setbacks, defeats, and failure; fear, courage, and confidence; help (when does one need it, and what does it look like?); and resilience.