News today that President Obama asked Congress to grant him the power to streamline parts of the federal government may sound familiar to those familiar with The Public Manager, a quarterly journal ASTD publishes that focuses on federal government leadership that works. The very topic was addressed in the Summer 2011 issue that featured a 28-page Forum focused on government reorganization.

"Whatever structure eventually emerges, President Obama will want affected employees to change their past behavior to achieve the new goals and objectives," wrote Robert Tobias, in his article titled "Leading Differently: Can Reorganization Change Things?"

Sounds like learning professionals in the federal government might have their work cut out for them.

You can read more of Tobias's article here. It follows an introductory piece by Alan Balutis.