The Business of Government

Thomas G. Kessler (Author) | Patricia A. Kelley (Author)

Publication date: 11/01/2000

The Business of Government
The Business of Government is your guide to a new breed of business planning that meshes private sector strategies with a methodology designed exclusively for the public sector. No other strategic planning guide offers this hands-on, public sector focus. The Business of Government provides guidance, tools, and real-world examples you can use right away to analyze where you stand and what specific steps are needed to take you to the "managing for results" platform that is the centerpiece of the Results Act of 1993 and your springboard to a whole new level of performance. It explains how to initiate, manage, measure and sustain a remarkable transformation - an approach proven to produce a dramatic impact on public policy and service to the citizen. Plus, the book includes model documents ready to adapt for your own program, including an actual business plan, sample financials, and sample performance report. Learn how to define and deliver a new era of results as you: Dramatically improve critical thinking and innovation Develop a business strategy proven to work in government Overcome implementation obstacles - including "old culture" Align support organizations Establish a senior management council Oversee strategy implementation teams Write annual performance reports explaining your results Profit from expert advice on applying today's best "smart government" tools, including these: 1.Strategies: Transformational leadership strategies that address change-resistance, skills gaps and other challenges. 2.Gap analysis methodology: A proven model for assessing how your organization may have drifted from mission and how to get back on track. 3.Tactics: Specific technology, human resource, and process solutions for adjusting and invigorating your programs. Case studies: Real-world "lessons learned" to help you apply the most successful solutions

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The Business of Government is your guide to a new breed of business planning that meshes private sector strategies with a methodology designed exclusively for the public sector. No other strategic planning guide offers this hands-on, public sector focus. The Business of Government provides guidance, tools, and real-world examples you can use right away to analyze where you stand and what specific steps are needed to take you to the "managing for results" platform that is the centerpiece of the Results Act of 1993 and your springboard to a whole new level of performance. It explains how to initiate, manage, measure and sustain a remarkable transformation - an approach proven to produce a dramatic impact on public policy and service to the citizen. Plus, the book includes model documents ready to adapt for your own program, including an actual business plan, sample financials, and sample performance report. Learn how to define and deliver a new era of results as you: Dramatically improve critical thinking and innovation Develop a business strategy proven to work in government Overcome implementation obstacles - including "old culture" Align support organizations Establish a senior management council Oversee strategy implementation teams Write annual performance reports explaining your results Profit from expert advice on applying today's best "smart government" tools, including these: 1.Strategies: Transformational leadership strategies that address change-resistance, skills gaps and other challenges. 2.Gap analysis methodology: A proven model for assessing how your organization may have drifted from mission and how to get back on track. 3.Tactics: Specific technology, human resource, and process solutions for adjusting and invigorating your programs. Case studies: Real-world "lessons learned" to help you apply the most successful solutions

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Meet the Authors


Visit Author Page - Thomas G. Kessler

Thomas G. Kessler, DBA., CISA, has over 30 years of experience as a manager, strategic planner, and information systems specialist. He was a consultant to more than 30 federal agencies from 1996 to 2006. Prior to establishing his own consultancy, Dr. Kessler worked for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, and the Maryland State Judiciary. Dr. Kessler is co-author of The Business of Government: Strategy, Implementation, and Results, with Patricia A. Kelley. He is a frequent speaker at professional conferences.



Visit Author Page - Patricia A. Kelley

Patricia A. Kelley, DPA, CISA, has over 25 years of strategic planning, program evaluation, and operational management experience. She has provided management consulting support to more than 30 federal agencies, and has held senior management positions with the Federal Reserve Board. Dr. Kelley has also worked extensively with the Federal Reserve Banks on automation and payment system policy matters, and has acted as the liaison to other federal banking regulators. Previously, Dr. Kelley evaluated the effectiveness of various federal programs for the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

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