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Career Thinking for Twenty-Plus

Jay, In response to your letter: You will be a highly valuable asset to any company that appreciates hard work and determination. You asked for advice, and mine is based on making a few mistakes, mentoring several 20-somethings, and vetting … Continue reading

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Future of Federal Government

I guarantee that the Federal Government will be different in the future. Besides the fight for ideological direction and political power, there are 6 trends that will change this landscape. They are systemic challenges that at 8,000 Federal Executives will … Continue reading

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Does POTUS make Better Government?

A colleague raised this question when we were discussing an online group called Better Government and the associated PASS Discipline. Naturally, we discussed politics first. Why not? It is the most advertised and hyped aspect of government. It is where … Continue reading

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Governments’ Innovation Barrier

It seems true that what we think about defines what we are capable of. I often hear that athletes, musicians, orators, and many others must see themselves accomplishing their goals in order to perform at their best. What is it … Continue reading

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The Performance Leadership Goal

We often forget that the essence of an organization is its people. Public sector organizations are notorious for this oversight. If we expect them to be successful, innovative, and improve the organization, we need to focus on how we produce … Continue reading

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Following Management Fads

The leaders of government programs are just as likely as the leaders of industry to follow management fads. These are the messages that suggest there is an easy path towards organizational success–if they only apply themselves to learning X-number of … Continue reading

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Managing Bureaucratization

Controlling an organization is difficult. The larger the organization, the more complex is the process of control. We don’t think about it too much, but what we are trying to control are changes that naturally occur. The drivers of changes … Continue reading

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