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Toward a High Performing Open Government

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Michael Lennon

On the first day of his administration, President Obama issued the Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government: My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government. We will work togethe... More »

Organizational Foresight and Stewardship

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Jack Malgeri

Foresight is defined as the ability to develop and maintain a forward-looking perspective and to anticipate emerging opportunities and problems by continually scanning the environment for trends and new developments. Foresight c... More »

Community Leadership Programs Advance Public Leadership

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Russell Horton

As processes and hierarchies continue to flatten and public sector budgets persist in red ink, the search for relevant, cost-effective training grows ever more important. Public agencies at all levels of government are subject t... More »

Meeting the Publics Demands: Renewing Performance Management

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Colin Waitt

In the federal government, performance management seems to be perceived as synonymous with compliance, punitive scrutiny, scorecards, public accountability, and budgetary reduction for poor performers. This is not always the cas... More »

Overcoming Challenges to Performance Measurement and Evaluation

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Joseph Wholey

Today public managers face demanding constituencies, interest groups, and advocacy groups with legitimate but conflicting interests, as well as aggressive media scrutiny. Global, national, and local forces demand higher levels o... More »