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Weekly Round-up: January 31, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013 - 10:33
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of January 27, 2013

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The Operator's Manual - An Update of Chapter 1: Leadership
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 14:56
The IBM Center is releasing an update to its 2009 The Operator’s Manual for the New Administration for the use of new executives in the federal government. This updated chapter on leadership reflects advances based on extensive practical research published by the Center since 2009 on the success of real leaders and provides insights on how government executives can better lead their agencies and programs.

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Does Management By Numbers Work?
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 11:50
“You can’t manage what you don’t measure” is often attributed to business guru Peter Drucker. But Oxford professor Christopher Hood raises a provocative question: Does “management by numbers” actually lead to improved performance?

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Information:  To Share and Protect, Part 2
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:28
Among my New Year’s reading list were two December issuances that impact the world of information and privacy in government: the White House’s National Strategy on Information Sharing, and the Federal CIO Council’s Recommendations for Digital Privacy Controls. The interrelated nature of these issues should not be lost – sharing information requires protection for individuals in order to be sustained and supported over the long term.

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Weekly Round-up: January 25, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013 - 10:18
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of January 21, 2013

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Emerging Innovation and Social Media Trends: Advanced Sharing, Part I
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 11:58
People can share pictures, stories, physical objects, and even their cars online - and as the "what" we share online expands, the "how" is becoming more nuanced.

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The Operator's Manual - An Update of Chapter 6: Technology
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 13:09
IT can be a tool to change the way your agency does business, to redesign work processes, and to eliminate inefficient ways of working.

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Creating Dual Operating Systems
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 11:46
Harvard business sage John Kotter writes “We can’t keep up with the pace of change, let alone get ahead of it.” He says the historical success of hierarchical structures “can’t handle the challenges of mounting complexity and rapid change.”

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Weekly Round-up: January 18, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013 - 09:47
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of January 14, 2013

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10 Prospective Federal Government Pinterest Boards
Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 11:44
Ten ideas for meaningful, engaging Pinterest Boards from federal agencies.

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