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Official Book Launch Party: From Strategy to Action

  • Unity Books Wellington 57 Willis Street Wellington, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand (map)

Join us for the launch of Alicia McKay's debut book 'From Strategy To Action: A Guide to Getting Sh*t Done In The Public Sector'.

All welcome!

Getting shit done in the public sector can be difficult. A fast-changing (yet slow-moving) environment with high public scrutiny, a low tolerance for risk and an unpredictable political layer means that public management is not a job for the faint-hearted.

Lack of clarity on purpose, vision and priorities plague all levels of the public sector, with short-termism and reactive management crowding out opportunities to develop genuine strategic capability.

Operating in this environment without pushback is no longer enough, for public managers tired of late, unfinished and failed initiatives. Nor is it enough for a jaded public, who rightfully expect value from their contribution to the social contract.

From Strategy to Action provides a framework to shift the needle and make progress on the big picture. Using the tools and advice compiled in this book, public managers who are ready to seize agency and do things differently will be pleasantly surprised at the impact they can have on their teams, organisations and communities

Alicia McKay supports public leaders to have more impact. After experiencing the challenges of competing priorities, public sector complexity and searching for impact first-hand, Alicia now walks alongside community facing teams and leaders and help them to be more strategic, more effective and make smarter decisions.

One of New Zealand’s most highly accredited public sector facilitators, Alicia loves unleashing the potential for real public value.

When she’s not working, Alicia can be found spending time with her three daughters, running, listening to music or enjoying time (arguing over wine) with friends.