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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 22:16
Late in December 2009, the Senate increased the federal debt limit to a record $12.4 trillion – boosting chances for the establishment of a bipartisan commission to look for ways to force Congress to make painful spending cuts and tax increases.  The...
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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 18:34
“The key to motivation turns out to be largely within your control,” write Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer in the January 2010 issue of Harvard Business Review.  How? “. . . scrupulously avoid impeding progress.” Amabile and Kramer surveyed more than...
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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 02:19
Following is an index of blog entries between the start, September 1, 2009, and the end of the year, December 31, 2009, organized around some major themes. Web 2.0 and Social Media Launching the BizGov Blog (09-01-09) Blogs as Public Policy Forums...
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 17:53
(a continuation from the December 23, 2009  blog on “Managing Performance”) The fourth “idealistic” performance model described by Bouckaert and Halligan is the “performance governance” model, which offers a prominent role for citizens.  None of the...
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 23:18
In the corporate world, and throughout the federal government, information is a very valuable asset. Having timely access to this information, and using it to inform strategic decision making, have become critical in today’s competitive, networked, and...
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 20:06
(a continuation from the December 23, 2009  blog on “Managing Performance”) The third idealized model described by Bouckaert and Halligan is a “comprehensive and integrated performance management framework.”  This model seems to be favored by both academics...
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 02:04
(a continuation from the December 23, 2009  blog on “Managing Performance”) Some organizations or countries operate a series of parallel performance systems, disconnected from each other.  Oftentimes this happens when different leaders, at different...
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Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 17:44
(a continuation from the December 23, 2009  blog on “Managing Performance”) Bouckaert and Halligan call their first idealized performance management model the “Performance Administration” approach. This model is seen as modest, ad hoc and un-systematic. ...
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Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 00:17
Remember the YouTube phenomena, “The Evolution of Dance?”  I have been reading a book, “Managing Performance: International Comparisons” by two highly-regarded foreign academics – Geert Bouckaert (a Belgian) and John Halligan (an Australian).   Their...
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 17:07
The federal government’s chief performance officer, Jeff Zients, declared at a recent Senate hearing: “The test of a performance management system is whether it is used.”  He thought federal agencies were failing the test. So what should agencies do? ...
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