Posts By John Kamensky

Pillars of Law and Information at the United States Supreme Cour

IBM Center’s Weekly Roundup

Articles from across the Web that we at the IBM Center for The Business of Government found interesting, the week of March 16-20, 2015. Dan Chenok Interesting review of State government measures to encourage reporting on programs that aren’t working well:  http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/government-works-making-it-safe-report-bad-results/107907/?oref=eig-homepage-module Advice on DATA Act implementation: http://www.federaltimes.com/story/government/management/blog/2015/03/18/six-things-data-act/24973895/ OMB launches site to access multiple IT… Read more »

finish line

What Does It Really Take to Get Things Done?

Finally, research shows why cross-functional collaboration is so important to getting things done. A recent survey of 400 global company CEOs found that executing their company’s strategy heads their list of challenges. Related studies show two-thirds to three-quarters of large organizations struggle to implement their strategies. What these studies found sounds very familiar to what… Read more »

Budget Box via Stuart Miles

The FY 2016 Budget: Details Worth a Look

The Administration’s FY 2016 budget proposal shows that it is committed to creating capacity and sustainability for performance-and-results based government. It’s all in the details. Beyond the dollars in the President’s budget, there are some details buried in congressional justifications that are worth examining. I think there are three sets of initiatives – that for… Read more »

Financial planning

Developing Managers and Leaders

The distinction between “management” and “leadership” is important, because they serve different roles in an organization — and they require different approaches in how they are developed. The Government Accountability Office has released its updated list of high risk areas across the federal government. It flags for attention the mission-critical skills gap in jobs such… Read more »

Human resources and CRM

Understanding the “New Power” Trend

In the 1990s, a new model of governance emerged – Reinventing Government. This model was rooted in private sector entrepreneurial approaches and market-like incentives. A new model – dubbed “New Power” – has emerged in the 2010s. Reinventing Government was organized around ten values, such as government being catalytic, community-owned, competitive, etc. Today, a new… Read more »

Business Process Management

ICYMI: Looking Back at 2014

Looking back at year’s end, what themes pop out from the various blog posts written over the past year? What’s worth revisiting in 2015? Here’s a list at this link: http://bit.ly/1rveQzm (I haven’t figured out how to cut-and-paste text into GovLoop blogs without losing hotlinks, and since this is just a list of hotlinks, I’m… Read more »

Group of Business People Meeting About Teamwork

Creating a Cadre of Cross-Agency Executives

President Obama recently proposed a new White House Leadership Development Program. The goal is to expose rising leaders to the experience of solving challenges across agency boundaries. This could ultimately lead to a new capacity in government – a cadre of experienced executives who know how to get things done collaboratively.  Cross –agency collaboration is… Read more »