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Developing Managers Versus Leaders
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 01:00
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.

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Payment Reform in the Healthcare Industry
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 11:43
A critical factor that will move the transformation of the healthcare industry from the initial efforts of early adopters to general acceptance is payment reform. The existing model of fee for service perpetuates retention of information rather than sharing and interoperability. Shifting payment for care to an outcomes based model will reward practices that take a more comprehensive view of the patient.

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How Will Government Adapt?:  Positioning the IRS for the Next Decade
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 11:38
How does a new leader of an organization in crisis take on the task of restoring trust by citizens, stakeholders, and employees, while transforming the agency to meet the challenges of the next decade?
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New Report from the IBM Center: A Framework to Improve Management of Cyberspace
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 11:37
Today, the IBM Center for The Business of Government, is releasing a new report, Designing a Framework for Decision Making in Cyberspace, by Dighton Fiddner, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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Is Foresight an Ethical Imperative?
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 11:25
The late leadership guru Robert Greenleaf said it is an ethical issue if leaders fail to “make the effort at an earlier time to foresee today’s events and take the right actions when there was freedom for initiative to act.”

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Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:19
The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 30.

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How Will Government Adapt?:  The State of State Finances
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 11:02
What is the state of State government finances as states grapple with their own short and long-term fiscal challenges and the prospects of the continuing “trickle down” impact of tighter federal budgets given the interdependency of the levels of government on one another? And how can States best address the difficult road ahead?

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How Will Government Adapt?:  Reinvigorating the Civil Service
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 09:53
The federal government faces a critical juncture as Baby Boomers, who made government service a high calling for five decades, complete their professional journeys, with the last wave turning age 65 in 2029. This long-predicted retirement wave presents challenges, as well as opportunities.

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Weekly Roundup January 23, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:56
The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 23.

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Big Data: It’s About Complexity, Not Size
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 13:52
Big data should not be defined as “big” based on the size of the data alone. As defined by an important Commission on Big Data, big data is “a phenomenon that is a result of the rapid acceleration and exponential growth in the expanding volume of high velocity, complex and diverse types of data.” Organizations that do not necessarily have a large volume of data can benefit from a better understanding of the art of the possible with the new generation of analytic tools designed for big data.

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