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If we can put a man on the moon ... : getting big things done in government

Author: William D Eggers; John O'Leary
Publisher: Boston, MA : Harvard Business Press, 2009
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The American people are frustrated with their government. Yet the US has a proud history of great achievements: victory in World War II, the national highway system, welfare reform, the moon landing.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William D Eggers; John O'Leary
ISBN: 9781422166369 1422166368
OCLC Number: 760872526
Description: xii, 296 s
Contents: The seven deadly traps on the journey to success: a fresh look at how big things get done in a democracy. The Tolstoy trap: you'll see it when you believe it : how to find, test, and nurture good ideas. The design-free design trap : Blueprint Bootcamp : how the design phase can wreak havoc during implementation. The Stargate trap: the space between possibility and reality ; the distortion effect at the moment of democratic commitment. The overconfidence trap : fear, risk, and the best-laid plans : how embracing the risk of failure maximizes the likelihood of success. The Sisyphus trap : the rock, the hill, and you : how the interplay between systems and people generates results. The complacency trap : changing times : how the way things are keeps us from seeing what could be. The Silo trap : the walls between us : working better together by seeing the big picture. Creating a better future : the execution mindset. A politician and a bureaucrat show us how we can rekindle the spirit of democracy
Responsibility: William D. Eggers, John O'Leary

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"Eggers and O'Leary may have created a new genre--the Government Policy Thriller. We couldn't get enough of the stories--good policies gone bad, great ideas that flew off the rails, and, Read more...

 
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