GAO is uniquely positioned to help address the nation’s
challenges and identify opportunities. GAO seeks not only
to help position the government to better manage risks that
could compromise the nation’s security, health, and solvency,
but also to identify opportunities for managing government
resources wisely for a more sustainable future.
On this program, we introduce a select group of government leaders who offer their insights, outline successes, and tell us how they, in their own unique way, are making a difference in an era of fiscal austerity.
What is transformational leadership? How have government leaders successfully led transformational change? When should government leaders consider undertaking transformation initiatives? These questions and so much more will be explored with Bob Reisner, author of the recent IBM Center report, A Leader’s Guide to Transformation: Developing a Playbook for Successful Change Initiatives.
Robert Reisner, an expert in government transformation,
has culled these insights in his recent IBM Center
report, A Leader’s Guide to Transformation: Developing a
Playbook for Successful Change Initiatives. Based on these
interviews, Reisner frames a series of interrelated steps that a
government executive should consider when they undertake
any transformation initiative.
Social security is a well-established part of the societal landscape
in traditional westernized countries. There are a variety of approaches, and there are substantial differences between the operation of social security under the predominantly insurance-based (or Bismarckian) systems and the social assistance (Beveridge) systems.