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Leaders Speak on Leadership and Public Service: Dr. Kathleen Merrigan and Linda Gibbs
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 16:47
In another installment of the Leaders Speak Series, I bring you a sampling of current government leaders and their advice on leadership and public service. What makes an effective leader? Why pursue a career in public service? Our guests offer their extended reflections on such questions.

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Mitigating Risk in the Use of Social Media
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 12:06
A new report by the IBM Center for the Business of Government helps government employees understand and mitigate the risks posed by use of social media.

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 15:01
At the 2011 Executive Leadership Conference (ELC), the overarching theme was that in the complex world of government IT, leadership – the conference’s middle name -- continues to be a critical success factor in delivering successful change – at a collective and individual level.

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Weekly Round-up - November 04, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011 - 06:23
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of October 31. 2011.

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Reports on Environment and Energy
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 11:05
The Center has recently published four reports that discuss innovative ways government agencies can increase energy efficiency and sustainability, and examine environmental collaboration.

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Agency Customer Service Plans
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 11:32
Back in April, President Obama issued an executive order directing agencies to step up their efforts to improve customer service. Whatever happened?

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Weekly Round-up: October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 20:48
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of October 24, 2011

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Recovering from the Recovery Act, Part 2
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 11:18
President Obama put Vice President Biden in charge of the implementation of the $787 billion Recovery Act. Ed DeSeve had an eagle eye’s view of the interaction between agencies, states, localities, and non-profits. He shares his lessons learned from Recovery Act implementation, as well as advice for “the next big implementation challenge,” whatever that might be.

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Weekly Round-up - October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 15:41
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of October 17, 2011

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Reverse Auctioning: Saving Money and Increasing Transparency
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 12:21
Reverse auctions—auctions where an organization posts a buying requirement and interested suppliers drive prices down as they bid against one another to win the auction—are a simple idea whose time has come.

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