Is there a recipe for successful cross-agency relationships that are enduring? Or is each initiative so dependent on context and personalities that there is no way to offer general principles of success?
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.
“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?
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.