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Agile and Inquisitive – the A.I. leadership!
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 11:53
This blog explores two leadership qualities essential for meeting the demands and challenges of a continuously evolving technological landscape. With the promise of artificial intelligence (AI) no longer in some far-off future, government leaders must comprehend and harness both its perils and possibilities and doing that effectively will require these leaders to be agile and inquisitive – A.I. leadership!
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An Obligation to Future Generations
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 14:51
Provocative change ahead for the government industry
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Reflections on Reform: Implementing Management Reform
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 15:20
What are the lessons for successfully implementing management reforms?
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Next Steps in Improving Government Performance
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 14:48
Have government reformers put the chicken before the egg? For years, their attention has been on improving performance by focusing on program results.
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Weekly Roundup: January 22 - 26, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 15:12
The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 25, 2018.
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Which Management Initiatives Had the Biggest Impact Over the Past 20 Years?
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 13:35
A new survey identifies four sets of management initiatives that have had the greatest impact on government management efforts over the past twenty years.
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Strategic Foresight and Leadership
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 14:03
As we envision the future of government as a part of our 20th anniversary, this blog on the importance of strategic foresight is the first of many that explore key competencies and skills needed for leaders to be effective in meeting the challenges and demands of today and tomorrow.
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2018 Digital Trends Impacting Government
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:33
Technology is constantly changing as new tools are developed and old tools are modified or repurposed, and these commercial innovations are having a growing impact on how we govern.
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Weekly Roundup: January 15 - 19, 2018
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 17:16
The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 19, 2018.
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Evolution of Performance Management in Government
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 13:56
Policymakers wanting to improve their government’s performance are often presented with a rich menu of choices by their advisers. They are told that they could choose from several options: Budgeting Reforms, Performance Budgeting, Outcome Budgeting, Performance Agreement, Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), ISO 9000, Lean Sigma and so on. Alas, as we shall see, this advice is misplaced.
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