Creating Culture Change That Sticks

not an impediment.

Business writers Jon Katzenbach, Ilona Steffen, and Caroline Kronley wrote an insightful article in the July-August issue of Harvard Business Review summing up their observations of how leaders of large companies, such as 150-year-old Aetna Insurance, turned around a failing organization by reshaping the culture.  They say that too often leaders see culture initiatives as icing on the cake.  But it should be seen as “an accelerator and an energizer,” not a distraction.

Leading the U.S. Government Accountability Office: Insights from Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General

accountability to the American people? Last month, Comptroller General Gene Dodaro joined me on The Business of Government Hour to explore these questions and so much more. Here are some insights from this discussion:

Leading the U.S. Government Accountability Office: Insights from Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General

How is GAO working to help put the country back on a sustainable fiscal path? What is GAO doing to assist Congress in support of its oversight of decision making responsibilities? How is GAO overseeing federal programs and operations to ensure accountability to the American people? Last month, Comptroller General Gene Dodaro joined me on The Business of Government Hour to explore these questions and so much more. Here are some insights from this discussion:

 

Transformational Leaders

as released a leader’s playbook for guiding transformation.

Transformational Leaders

With budget crunches for the foreseeable future, GSA Administrator Martha Johnson says “Tough budgets should trigger innovation, not fear.” And for many government leaders, innovation means transformation of their work and their agencies. The IBM Center has released a leader’s playbook for guiding transformation.

Leaders Speak on Leadership and Public Service: Dr. Kathleen Merrigan and Linda Gibbs

In another installment of the Leaders Speak Series, I bring you a sampling of current government leaders and their advice on leadership and public service. What makes an effective leader? Why pursue a career in public service? Our guests offer their extended reflections on such questions.

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