Posts Tagged: Harvard

Leadership Gobbledygook – Enough Already!

Am I writing a bunch of leadership gobbledygook in my GovLoop blog? I had to stop and ask myself this question after reading a Harvard Business Review article entitled “The Trouble With Leadership Theories,” by Doug Sundheim. This short, but poignant article draws attention to the ways we toss leadership jargon, or as we sayRead… Read more »

5 Fantastic Examples of Government Innovation

The number of government programs and initiatives operating today is probably incalculable. From national security to early childhood education, government programs address a vast landscape of policy issues. Amongst the crowd, a number of initiatives are tackling complex public challenges through engineering smart opportunities of collaboration and cross-issue policy integration. In May, the Ash CenterRead… Read more »

Gov 1310: an Adult Learner’s Experience with the Harvard Cheating Scandal

Among the great experiences of the year just past for me was the opportunity to learn about the US Congress through the Harvard Extension School from Professor Matthew B. Platt in the class Gov 1310. … Yes that class. Nearly one year since the first session of Gov 1310 and headlines about the class continueRead… Read more »

Don’t Insist on a Decision

All, During my morning Harvard “Management Tip Of The Day” feed read, I ran across an article that speaks to managerial on-the-spot decision making. The article is printed, in its entirety below and attached as well. It’s pretty self explanatory. ———————————————– Conventional wisdom holds that a flawed decision is better than no decision. After all,Read… Read more »

How Customers Can Energize Your Employees

Adam Grant writes in the June 2011 issue of Harvard Business Review that research shows that customers themselves are “surprisingly effective in motivating people to work harder, smarter, and more productively.” I’ve seen this phenomenon at work in government, as well as in private industry. I remember the story of a Virginia state trooper whoRead… Read more »

2011 NCAA Men’s LAX Tournament Bracket Projection from the Hokie Guru, Your Bureaucrat on Sports!!

Good morning!! Hey Govies 🙂 Good day from the @HokieGuru. Hope all is well in your world. Daily Awesome Update (yes, I’m stealing from @govloop… so what haha): The Department of Justice is looking into Bowl Championship Series anti-trust claims. Some think they are barking up the wrong tree. 2011 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament BracketRead… Read more »

Public Services 2.0: The Now Wave to the Next Wave (Dominic Campbell)

Originally posted by Dominic Campbell at the FutureGov Consultancy blog. View more presentations from Dominic Campbell. You may remember a short while ago I asked for your help with a piece of research I was working on with colleagues Stephen Goldsmith and Zach Tumin at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government to research theRead… Read more »

GovLoop Advisory Board #4 – Steve Kelman

I mentioned earlier this week, we are launching a GovLoop Advisory Board to help us make GovLoop more awesome. For more information, click here.#1 – Craig Newmark, Founder of Craigslist#2 – Bill Bott, former Missouri Deputy CIO#3 – Anthony Williams, Consultant and Best-Selling co-Author of WikinomicsAnd drum roll for Day 4, please…it’s Steve Kelman, HarvardRead… Read more »

Leadership for Vision, Action and Impact (Gov20 L.A.)

Note: I’m live-blogging today’s sessions at the Gov2.0 L.A. City Camp. Our twitter hashtag is #gov20la, and since I’m live-blogging this post is incomplete. Please check back next week for the edited version with more links, plus video, audio, etc. This post references the Harvard Kennedy School’s Government 2.0 Research Survey. If you haven’t takenRead… Read more »