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  • Swedes debate procurement, competition and public services

    Steve Kelman looks at what another nation's policies can teach us about public management. Read More

  • A public/private partnership that is saving lives

    Steve Kelman explains why a Swedish emergency response system is a model for future cooperation. Read More

  • Start-ups: Can there be too much of a good thing?

    Encouraging young people to take risks and pursue business ideas is well and good, but efforts to persuade students to skip college in favor of start-up work go too far, Steve Kelman suggests. Read More

  • World to US: You are destroying yourself!

    As the world watches the government shutdown and the debt ceiling debate, America's reputation sinks. Read More

  • How agency heads are measuring to manage

    Steve Kelman's research suggests that performance management is finally becoming ingrained in federal agencies -- especially those with outstanding leaders. Read More

  • Why are hard decisions hard? Complexity vs. courage.

    Steve Kelman's research reveals that what makes many problems tough is the risks that decision-makers must take to solve them. Read More

  • Watching the drama from Sweden

    It's not just Washington tracking the federal funding dysfunction, Steve Kelman reports. Read More

  • Crowdfunding investigative journalism -- in China

    A Chinese journalist seeking public donations may be the first to try such a strategy, Steve Kelman suggests. Read More

  • Christianity grows in China

    Steve Kelman finds that millions of Christians in China belong to state-recognized Christian churches, while unofficial Christian churches live a sometimes-tolerated, sometimes-persecuted existence. Read More

  • Talent vs. grit

    Innate ability isn't the best predictor of success, Steve Kelman finds, providing a cue for agency managers to inspire their teams. Read More

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