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    'If this were government it would be a news story'

    An experience in a movie line triggers thoughts of government oversight and the press for Steve Kelman. Read More

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    Private-sector corporate customers give their IT vendors low marks as strategic partners

    The most important practice defining a strategic partner for these CIOs was "joint ventures with shared risk and reward." Read More

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    Bringing the "book group" idea to the world of charitable giving

    A modest proposal that combines the opportunity to give, to learn and to share good times with friends. Read More

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    Going international

    Nationality and language barriers can complicate management. Steve Kelman's students provide some insight. Read More

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    Improving the inspector general

    If IGs are to make a real difference in government, their role needs to expand, says Steve Kelman. Read More

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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

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    The GSA scandal as a teaching tool

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