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  • 11 May 2017
    Paul R. Verkuil

    “You’re Fired!”: Why Government Cannot Be Run Like a Business

    Paul Verkuil, author of Valuing Bureaucracy The Case for Professional Government (2017), on the recent Comey firing and the perils of running a government like a business.

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  • 5 Nov 2016
    Bert A. Spector

    Leadership and Hubris

    In Discourse on Leadership, I identify a 1977 article by Harvard psychologist Abraham Zaleznik as a seminal work in our interpretation of leadership.  Leaders, he argued, are folks who “develop fresh approaches to long-standing problems and open issues for new options.”  In their disinclination to be constrained by the status quo, they are generators of […]

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