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  • Voting as an irrational act

    Steve Kelman suggests that voting, objectively, makes little sense, especially when one has to wait hours for a moment in the voting booth. Yet millions of Americans do it anyway. Why? Read More

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  • Lessons about managing teams

    What's smarter, a team or a crowd? Steve Kelman finds out. Read More

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  • Accountability vs. performance

    There's a big difference between complying with directives and actually improving performance, observes Steve Kelman. Read More

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  • Changing minds on GSA

    Steve Kelman surveys students before and after some education in leadership to learn whether the added insight can change opinions can shift on the GSA spending scandal. Read More

  • The GSA scandal as a teaching tool

    Steve Kelman adapts a case study in the wake of the GSA's spendind scandal. Read More

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  • Good directions for strategic sourcing

    Steve Kelman assesses recommendations in a recent GAO report on strategic sourcing. Read More

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  • Taking the social-media pulse of Chinese students

    Steve Kelman quizzes visiting Chinese students on their use of social media in the repressive Chinese regime. Read More

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  • Forward with the dialogue on agile development

    Steve Kelman considers and responds to ongoing discussions about agile software development. Read More

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  • Using startups brings rewards -- and risks

    Steve Kelman sorts out the pros and cons of hiring startup firms for government contracts. Read More

  • Unraveling the agile development knot

    A conversation with a CIO reveals some challenges and possible solutions for agencies contemplating or using agile development. Read More

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