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WashingtonExec: EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Top 5 Things on the Minds of GovCon Execs: Sid Fuchs

WashingtonExec has been reaching out to successful leaders in government and government contracting to learn more about their habits, experiences and perspectives.

Sid Fuchs is president of MacAulay-Brown, which was acquired by Veritas Capital, and merged with Alion Science and Technology in August. Mr. Fuchs has a long history of corporate turnarounds and putting companies on growth trajectories in the public sector. A talented guitarist and noted speaker, he is the author of “Get Off the Bench: Unleashing the Power of Strategic Networking Through Relationships.”

WashingtonExec: What’s on your reading list?

Fuchs: I am currently in the middle of “Five Frogs on a Log” by Feldman and Spratt, and “On Leadership” and “Tough Calls: Making the Right Decisions in Challenging Times” by Allan Leighton. “Five Frogs” is about transition and integration in M&A (timely given MacB’s sale in August of this year), while the other two books are by Allan Leighton, a turnaround specialist who revived the Royal Mail in the U.K., as well as several retail chains. All three books are practical, experience based and results focused.

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