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Why the President’s Management Agenda Is Different From Previous Plans

May 31, 2018 Many Americans have long held that their government can and should operate more smartly and responsively at less cost. With this in mind, administrations of both political parties in recent decades have rolled out a flurry of government reform plans. I’ve helped plan and execute many of these reform plans...

7 Requirements for Successfully Managing Government Reform

March 15, 2018 The Trump administration is expected to unveil a plan in the coming weeks to reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies. The goal, as expressed in a memorandum to agencies from Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney in April 2017, is to create a leaner, more accountable, and...

Shared Services Help Pinch Pennies

March 21, 2012 The idea that federal agencies should be run more like businesses has been around for a long time. Like lots of management principles it goes in and out of vogue. It’s back in, but this time along with a looming $14.3 trillion national debt and imminent budget cuts across government....

Share Tactics

March 1, 2012 The idea that federal agencies should be run more like businesses has been around for a long time. Like lots of management principles it goes in and out of vogue. It’s back in, but this time along with a looming $14.3 trillion national debt and imminent budget cuts across government....

Turn Styles

September 30, 2009 The broad, sometimes little-defined concept of change-especially as it relates to improving government management-was a central theme of the 2008 presidential election. Now our new president is faced with having to make good on the promise of change during one of the most challenging economic environments the nation has seen...

Turn Styles

September 1, 2009 Which leadership techniques work and which don't in the quest to change government. The broad, sometimes little-defined concept of change-especially as it relates to improving government management-was a central theme of the 2008 presidential election. Now our new president is faced with having to make good on the promise of...