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Steve Kelman recommends an executive coach's advice for "creating productive relationships, even with individuals you find distasteful."
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Steve Kelman looks at the potential -- and potential risks -- of letting algorithms drive government decision-making.
Steve Kelman sees potential in a public-domain piano experiment.
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Steve Kelman wants you to vote for the People's Choice Awards from the Partnership for Public Service.
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