Implementing successful change in our government agencies will not only require translating new policy into action but will require transforming how government agencies work. As an experienced Business Transformation Executive and Change Leader in a FORTUNE 200 company, I can attest to how daunting this task sounds for an organization as large as the federal government but businesses across our nation have figured it out. Once a strategic direction is defined, the real work begins in getting agencies to embrace and execute the new approach and achieve sustainable change. Government leaders will need to nurture innovation, inspire employees and engage them in the transformation effort. Government employees must learn and apply continuous improvement tools to successfully implement process change and to sustain ongoing improvements. And cultural norms will need to be adjusted to allow for a new way of doing business.