Getting It Done

Those new to government will find a world very different than their previous experience in other sectors. Those returning to government will find...

Getting It Done: A Guide for Government Executives

Four years ago, the IBM Center for The Business of Government released a book to guide new government executives, especially new political...

Charles Prow has compiled a series of insightful essays by leading thinkers and practitioners that offer a long-term strategy to improve national...

Getting It Done: A Guide for Government Executives

This book has been written for those who have answered the call to public service. We greatly appreciate their willingness to work on the nation’s...

The Operator's Manual for the New Administration

The Operator's Manual is a guide of how government works and how to make it work to advance policy goals and objectives. We present, in brief and...

Integrating Performance and Budgets

Governments are under increasing pressure to produce—and to demonstrate—results in terms of their mission. Over the last decade, countries around...

Competition, Choice, and Incentives in Government Programs

Since the 1980s, the language used around market-based government has muddied its meaning and polarized its proponents and critics, making the...

 Learning the Ropes: Insights for Political Appointees

Learning the Ropes: Insights for Political Appointees is geared to providing helpful advice to new political appointees on a variety of topics...

Managing for Results 2005

The 'managing for results' movement that began in the early 1990s has now reached adolescence and is creating new challenges for government...

Human Capital 2004

Governments today face a growing set of challenges around the recruitment, retention, and management of their workforces. In short, the job of...

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