Originally published in Washington Internet Daily on March 15, 2017.
“‘There is always some disquiet among career staff when a leadership change occurs,’ said Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge. ‘If a chairman spends little time on the day-to-day operations of the agency, the bureaus will fill the leadership void, which risks infighting among the staff over policies and turf. The agency tends to be more productive if a chairman’s management style is more hands-on, though this approach risks piquing staff who feel their importance has been curtailed.'”