The Lectern

  • Chatting with contractors at the Coalition for Government Procurement

    Steve Kelman takes the pulse of vendors who focus on the public sector. Read More

  • Donald Trump's management agenda?

    Steve Kelman looks for clues (and raises concerns) about how the next administration might run. Read More

    Comments: 2
  • What Dorothy's ruby slippers say about government management

    Steve Kelman argues that the Smithsonian's proposed $300,000 restoration of the shoes Judy Garland wore in "The Wizard of Oz" reflects the same mentality that produces over-engineered government IT projects. Read More

  • Analysis paralysis in government?

    Finding a balance between studying a problem to death and taking swift action can be tricky, but there are signs that federal managers are trying to address the challenge. Read More

    Comments: 2
  • Three tips for working with a toxic colleague

    Steve Kelman recommends an executive coach's advice for "creating productive relationships, even with individuals you find distasteful." Read More

  • A bipartisan proposal for performance management in the next administration

    Steve Kelman applauds a new report, and its potential for pushing smart management under the next president. Read More

    Comments: 1
  • One size fits all?

    Steve Kelman argues that acquisition professionals need more room for discretion, not less. Read More

    Comments: 4
  • AI is coming

    Steve Kelman looks at the potential -- and potential risks -- of letting algorithms drive government decision-making. Read More

    Comments: 3
  • Innovation in government can come from anywhere

    Steve Kelman sees potential in a public-domain piano experiment. Read More

    Comments: 2
  • A sobering take on government contractors: What can be done?

    Steve Kelman has ideas for helping innovative firms clear the hurdles to doing business with the government. Read More

    Comments: 4

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