Weekly Round-up: September 5, 2014

Friday, September 5th, 2014 - 11:03
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 10:41
John Kamensky

The "-Stat" Movement Turns Twenty

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 - 11:32
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:27
Since 2001, Dr. Behn has visited dozens of governmental organizations that are using the PerformanceStat model – some well, and some poorly.  His bold objective was to answer the research question of whether PerformanceStat really makes a difference in improving performance, and how it works.  In short, his answer is:  it depends, and it’s complicated.

Goal Leaders: An Innovation That Works

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 - 16:57
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 16:52
Background.  Early in the Obama Administration, OMB announced an initiative to create a small handful of High Priority Performance Goals in each agency, as a replacement for the Bush Administration’s

Strategies to Manage Well Given Scarce Resources

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 - 10:02
The Center has published a variety of reports and related materials that provide ways for government to succeed in the face of constraints. Accordingly, we have brought key findings on this topic together in this compilation, found in the upper left-hand portion of the page, or as individual articles:

New Research Report Recipients

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 - 13:22
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 13:06
We are pleased to announce our latest round of awards for new reports on key public sector challenges, which respond to priorities identified in the Center's long-term research agenda, see businessofgovernment.org/content/research-stipends. We expect the following reports to be published in early 2015.  Details of each report are included in the below short summaries.  

Innovation Is a Team Sport

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 - 15:25
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 15:21
Successful inventions often spring from the minds of individual inventors – we often think of Thomas Edison at the classic inventor. But successful innovation is a team sport, according to a new Harvard Business Review article by a team of researchers – Linda Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, and Kent Lineback.  

Reaching New Heights and Revealing the Unknown: Interview with Charlie Bolden, NASA Administrator

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 - 14:40
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 11:54
We stand at a pivotal moment in space exploration. There are plans to further extend our reach into the solar system, and NASA is leading the way.  An orbiting outpost, the International Space Station (ISS), is home to a crew of astronauts from across the world conducting research and learning how to live and work in space.

Spotting Top Talent

Friday, May 30th, 2014 - 14:40
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 14:36
Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, a veteran corporate executive search recruiter, shares his approach for talent spotting for senior executives in an article in Harvard Business Review.  He says that traditional approaches have emphasized assessing intelligence, experience, past performance, and the competencies of the individual being considered for an executive slot.

Gina Ligon

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 - 11:22
Gina Ligon is an Assistant Professor in the College of Business, Department of Management, and the Director of Research for The Center for Collaboration Science (CCS) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she teaches courses on collaboration, leadership, and management. She has been the principal investigator on multiple grants examining leadership for innovation in a variety of organizations. Before joining UNO, Dr.

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