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Author Eggers, William D.

Title If we can put a man on the moon-- : getting big things done in government / William D. Eggers, John O'Leary.

Publication Info. Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Press, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  351.73 EGGERS    Check Shelf
Description xii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents The seven deadly traps on the journey to success: a fresh look at how big things get done in a democracy -- The Tolstoy trap: you'll see it when you believe it : how to find, test, and nurture good ideas -- The design-free design trap : Blueprint Bootcamp : how the design phase can wreak havoc during implementation -- The Stargate trap: the space between possibility and reality ; the distortion effect at the moment of democratic commitment -- The overconfidence trap : fear, risk, and the best-laid plans : how embracing the risk of failure maximizes the likelihood of success -- The Sisyphus trap : the rock, the hill, and you : how the interplay between systems and people generates results -- The complacency trap : changing times : how the way things are keeps us from seeing what could be -- The Silo trap : the walls between us : working better together by seeing the big picture -- Creating a better future : the execution mindset -- A politician and a bureaucrat show us how we can rekindle the spirit of democracy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Administrative agencies -- United States -- Management.
Government productivity -- United States.
Added Author O'Leary, John, 1962-
ISBN 9781422166369 hardcover alkaline paper
1422166368 hardcover alkaline paper
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