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?
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.”
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?
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.
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.
Harvard’s Bob Behn writes about the spread of “PerformanceStat” across the U.S over the past two decades. But the creation of “Delivery Units,” which is another name for Bob’s phenomena, has spread across the world – even Latin America!