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Paul has written a variety of books and testified on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of government management. To order a signed copy of a book, please email Paul.

Book: Succeeding as a Political Executive: Fifty Insights from Experience Succeeding as a Political Executive: Fifty Insights from Experience. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2016).    Book: What Government Does What Government Does: How Political Executives Manage. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2014). Read the interviews of 42 top political executives and learn their experiences.
Book Review of What Government Does 2014 Obama's Bureaucratic Generals. Washington Monthly (September/October 2014). John D. Donahue writes a review of the book, "What Government Does."    Book: Paths to Making a Difference: Leading in Government Paths to Making a Difference: Leading in Government . Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2011). Understand the challenges of political leadership and how top executives succeed in accomplishing an administration's objectives.
Book: Learning the Ropes Learning The Ropes: Insights for Political Appointees. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2005. This book provides helpful advice to new political appointees on a variety of topics related to the challenge of managing in government.    Transforming Organizations Transforming Organizations. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., September 2001.
Unsportsmanlike Conduct Unsportsmanlike Conduct. Greenwood Publishing Group, 1987. Unsportsmanlike Conduct is the first single source to trace the history of the 80-year old National Collegiate Athletic Association and to explain its growth from a small group seeking safer football rules to the large powerful regulatory body that it is today.   
GAO Testimony "Testimony of Paul R. Lawrence before the Commercial Activities Panel." Government Accountability Office. June 11, 2001.   

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