chapter  12
Public Sector Strategic Management
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For the manager who is unsuccessful in handling day-to-day affairs, strategic management similarly makes little sense. To quote the colloquialism frequently used by those in the federal government: “When you are hip deep in alligators, it is hard to remember that your main objective was to drain the swamp.” Draining the swamp may be a good idea, but dealing with the alligators is more critical. To many managers, strategic management sounds like a lecture on how to drain the swamp.