Apr 25

Taking advice from the master

Posted 1 year, 12 months ago.


In a continuing series of posts, David Thornburgh explores the tools and techniques public leaders use to get things done and move more than just a slim majority of a decision-making body to a conclusion. A few weeks ago, the New York Times Sunday Magazine published a blow-by-blow account of President Barack Obama and House… [Continue Reading]

Feb 27

President and CEO? Beware of the “Businessman in Chief”

Posted 2 years, 1 month ago.


Back in the early 1970s, a professor at the Harvard Business School introduced a public sector case study for class discussion: the students were asked to analyze the paper flow in the office of then-senator Ted Kennedy.