How is the National Science Foundation (NSF) building a pipeline of current and future leaders? What is the NSF’s leadership development program (LDP)? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Tracy Bojko and Macey Cox co-leaders of the NSF’s Leadership Development Program on The Business of Government Hour.

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What is agile method? When and how should it be used? What is agile leadership and how can it be used during times of uncertainty? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with author Darrell Rigby.

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How can we lead from the future? What is “Future-Back” Thinking? How can it help leaders navigate the COVID-19 disruption and lead with purpose? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions Mark Johnson co-author of Lead from the Future: How to Turn Visionary Thinking into Breakthrough Growth.

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The Business of Government Hour – A Special Series focusing on Leading Through Uncertain Times with Chester Elton co-author with Adrian Gostick of Leading with Gratitude. Why is gratitude an essential quality in an effective leader today? What practices can help leaders in uncertain times? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more on The Business of Government Special Edition.

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Join host Michael Keegan in the first of a two part series exploring the leadership stories and public service of nine government leaders. This edition introduces four government executives leading missions and programs that include compensating the sick and injured from the 9/11 terrorist attacks, providing development and humanitarian assistance, facilitating government-wide acquisition, technology and innovation, and ensuring the statistical integrity of government data.

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How are U.S. government agencies developing the next generation of leaders? What are agency-based leadership development programs? How best can we deliver effective leadership development? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Prof. Jim Perry and Bill Valdez on A Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour – Leadership Insights.

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The Business of Government Hour provides government executives and thought leaders with a platform for telling their leadership stories. Join us in the second of a two part series exploring the leadership stories of government leaders. This edition introduces five executives leading missions and programs that include improving government management, building a weather-ready nation, envisioning transportation and supply chain infrastructures for the future, and implementing enterprise risk management (ERM) to mitigate the potency of uncertainty by managing the realities of risk.

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What is a trusted healer? What is patient centered medical home? Does everyone need both? AND, What type of leadership is needed to propel a healthcare revolution? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dan Pelino, author of Trusted Healers: Dr. Paul Grundy and the Global Healthcare Crusade.

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What are key leadership qualities for a digital age? How can you become a Mindful Leader? What tools and practices can be employed to better lead yourselves, your teams, and your organizations. Join us as we explore these questions and more with Jacqueline Carter, co-author of The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results.

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What are some of the most significant challenges facing the African continent? What is the mission of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University? How is it developing the next generation of international leaders? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Ambassador Reuben Brigety, Dean, of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.

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Leadership stories are at the core of The Business of Government Hour. Join host Michael Keegan in the second of a 2 part series exploring the leadership stories and public service of nine government leaders encompassing a wide range of disciplines, a diverse set of experiences, and a vast span of geographies. This edition introduces 5 government executives leading missions and programs that include government-wide acquisition, science and technology, commerce, children and family services, and innovation.

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Leadership stories are at the core of The Business of Government Hour. Join host Michael Keegan in the first of a 2 part series exploring the leadership stories and public service of government leaders encompassing a wide range of disciplines, a diverse set of experiences, and a vast span of geographies. This edition introduces to 4 government executives leading missions and programs that include military health, government-wide acquisition, technology and innovation, and environmental protection.

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How can we hone political leadership? What is the mission of the State of Ohio Leadership Institute? How is it developing the next generation of Ohio’s elected state and local leaders? Join us as we explore these questions with Trevor Brown, Executive Director, State of Ohio Leadership Institute and Dean of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.

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What is a Grounded Leader? What are the Roots to Effective leadership? How can you become a conscious leader? Join us as we explore these questions with Bob Rosen, Author of Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World.

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What is strategic intelligence? What does it mean to be a strategic, operational, or networking leader? How do you employ smart motivation? What is the relationship between personality and leadership? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Michael Maccoby, authors of Strategic Intelligence: Conceptual Tools for Leading Change.

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Profile in Leadership: Who is Dr. David Shulkin? What is his leadership philosophy? What can we learn about him from his time leading the Veterans Health Administration? Join host Michael Keegan next week for a special edition of The Business of Government Hour – A Profile in Leadership as he explores these questions and more.

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Forging Transformational Leadership – Why do leaders succeed or fail? How do leaders direct ambitious change? What strategies do leaders use to overcome opposition and win allies? Join host Michael Keegan and Professor Harry Lambright, of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and author of the IBM Center report, Forging Transformational Change, as they explore leaders and leadership.

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Leaders Speak Series

December 29, 2014

What makes an effective leader? How can government executives make a difference? Why pursue a career in public service? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and profiles over a dozen past and current government executives who shared their extended reflection on the next The Business of Government Hour.

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How does the Fiscal Service transform the way the federal government manages its financial services? What is the Fiscal Service doing to promote financial integrity and operational efficiency? How has the consolidation to Fiscal Service gone? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dave Lebryk, Commissioner, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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impact government agencies and other sectors? What is the affect on the efficiency and effectiveness of government? Are we facing a fiscal cliff or slope? We will explore these questions and much more with Professor Phil Joyce, author of the new IBM Center report, The Costs of Budget Uncertainty: Analyzing the Impact of Late Appropriations.

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Philip Joyce is Professor of Management, Finance and Leadership in the Maryland School of Public Policy. Professor Joyce’s teaching and research interests include public budgeting, performance measurement, and intergovernmental relations. He is the author of The Congressional Budget Office: Honest Numbers, Power, and Policymaking (Georgetown University Press, 2011), and coauthor of two books—Government Performance: Why Management Matters (Johns Hopkins, 2003) and Public Budgeting Systems, 9th Edition (Jones and Bartlett, 2013) . He is the author of more than 50 other publications (including book chapters and articles), appearing in journals such as the Public Administration Review, Public Budgeting & Finance, The Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Administration and Society, and the Handbook of Government Budgeting. His 1993 article, “Using Performance Measures for Federal Budgeting: Proposals and Prospects” was reprinted in Classics of Public Administration (1997).

Professor Joyce is Editor of Public Budgeting & Finance, is a Past President of the American Association of Budget and Program Analysis and is a Past Chair of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)’s Center on Accountability and Performance (CAP). Professor Joyce is the recipient of a number of grants since 2000 from The Pew Charitable Trusts, focusing on the performance of state governments and federal agencies. The highest profile grant funded his participation in the Government Performance Project, which evaluated the performance of state governments, including their management of money, people, infrastructure, and information. He also was the Principal Investigator on the Pew-funded Federal Performance Project, which undertook a similar evaluation of federal agencies between 2000 and 2002.

In addition to his work at the University of Maryland, Dr. Joyce has been on the faculty of The George Washington University, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and the University of Kentucky. He also has 12 years of public sector work experience, including four years with the Illinois Bureau of the Budget and five years with the United States Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In 1992, he received the CBO Director’s Award for Distinguished Service. He received his PhD. from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, his MPA from Penn State University, and his bachelor’s degree from Thiel College, Greenville, PA.

Dr. Joyce is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He is the recipient of several national awards, including the Aaron Wildavsky Award for lifetime scholarship in public budgeting and finance, the Elmer Staats Award from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, and the Joseph Wholey Award from the American Society for Public Administration. He has done extensive volunteer work in his local community of Arlington, Virginia, including recently serving as Chair of the Budget Advisory Council to the Arlington County School Board. He has consulted and lectured internationally, both as an individual and for the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. This consulting work has taken him to Bulgaria, China, Guyana, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, and Slovenia.

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In the case of Robert Gates, the report focuses on his efforts to transform weapons procurement at DOD. Upon returning to government in 2006 as secretary of defense, Gates concluded that he had an opportunity to rein in the cost of defense weapons procurements and halt the production of unneeded weapons.

In the case of Francis Collins, the report focuses on his efforts to transform NIH by creating a new institute, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, which Collins believed would serve as a catalyst to change the culture of NIH. Collins sought to enhance NIH’s capability to translate its knowledge in addressing what the public needs from drugs and treatment.

Professor Lambright found many similarities in the challenges faced by Gates and Collins, as well as their effective responses to these challenges. Lambright concludes that experience and leadership skills really do matter, and that both leaders set clear goals and offered clarity as to means. The report also describes how both overcame opposition to their transformation initiatives.

As noted above, this report builds upon prior research by the IBM Center for The Business of Government on the crucial topics of leadership and transformation. In 2011, the IBM Center published A Leader’s Guide to Transformation: Developing a Playbook for Successful Change Initiatives by Robert A. F. Reisner.

Forging Governmental Change is the sixth report prepared by Professor Lambright for the IBM Center. In 2002, Professor Lambright chronicled the experience of Francis Collins, then director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, in his report Managing “Big Science:” A Case Study of the Human Genome Project. Lambright’s research for the IBM Center also includes leadership case studies of three recent administrators of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Dan Goldin (2001), Sean O’Keefe (2005), and Michael Griffin (2009).

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A decade into the 21st century in the U.S. has encountered many unforeseen challenges and seemingly unimaginable opportunities. In the midst of these shifting dimensions, many are questioning the proper use of power, leadership, and security among the relations of nations to meet the demands of an ever complex world. What is smart power? How do the challenges of the 21st century demand a reshaping and a redefining of leadership? How best can national security leaders transform the intelligence enterprise to meet the security needs of today? We will explore these questions and so much more with our very special guest.

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David A. Lebryk was selected as Commissioner of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Management Service (FMS) on June 26, 2009. As Commissioner, Mr. Lebryk provides leadership, policy direction and guidance for FMS’ financial management programs, including payments, collections, debt collection, and government-wide accounting and financial reporting. He also oversees a daily cash flow of more than $67 billion and government-wide program responsibilities for credit and cash management. A bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, FMS issues nearly one billion federal payments annually to more than 100 million people and collects nearly $3.2 trillion in federal revenues each year.

Prior to being named as FMS’ Commissioner, Mr. Lebryk was appointed as FMS’ Deputy Commissioner in January 2008. As Deputy Commissioner, he carried out Chief Operating Officer responsibilities including leadership, policy direction and guidance over all areas of FMS’ mission.

Prior to his appointment at FMS, Mr. Lebryk served as the senior career executive at the U.S. Mint. From October 2002 to December 2007, he served in the capacity of Deputy Director, and from August 2005 through September 2006, he was the Acting Director of the U.S. Mint. There he had responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the world’s largest manufacturer of coins, medals and coin products with operations in San Francisco, Denver, Philadelphia, West Point, Fort Knox, and the District of Columbia. Mr. Lebryk was a 2005 recipient of a Presidential Rank Award reserved for career senior executives who have “a sustained record of extraordinary leadership and achievement.”

Before joining the U.S. Mint, Mr. Lebryk held the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fiscal Operations and Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he oversaw the development and implementation of policies and programs relating to the government’s cash management, debt financing, investment and administration of trust funds, payments and collections.

Mr. Lebryk also has served as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources for the Treasury Department. He has served as an advisor to the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and to three Under Secretaries for Domestic Finance.

Mr. Lebryk joined the Treasury Department in 1989 as a Presidential Management Intern in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Management and Counselor to the Secretary.

He graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Economics. Additionally, Mr. Lebryk holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley was sworn in as Special Representative for Global Partnerships in the Office of the Secretary of State on June 18th, 2009. She served as Senior Advisor under a former Secretary of State from 1997 – 2001 where she established and headed the Office of Media Programming Acquisition for the newly independent Balkan states. Ambassador Bagley also served as a Senate liaison for NATO Enlargement. From 1994 to 1997, she served as the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal. Upon her departure from Portugal, she received meritorious awards from the Portuguese Navy and Air Force, as well as the “Grand Cross of Prince Henry the Navigator,” the President of Portugal’s highest civilian commendation.

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Leaders Speak – Special Edition Part III. Discussion on career in Public Service.  Special guests includes:

  • Rob Carey, Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer
  • Ambassador Patrick F. Kennedy, Under Secretary of U.S. Department of State
  • Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Admiral Thad W. Allen, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
  • Clay Johnson III, formal Deputy Director for Management U.S. Office of management and Budget
  • Tim Cain, formal Governor of Virginia

Leaders Speak – Special Edition Part II. Discussion on what makes an effective Leader and why pursue a career in Public Service.  Special guests includes:

  • Rob Carey, Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer
  • Ambassador Patrick F. Kennedy, Under Secretary of U.S. Department of State
  • Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Leaders Speak – Special Edition. Discussion on what makes an effective Leader and why pursue a career in Public Service. Special guests includes:

  • Admiral Thad W. Allen, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
  • Clay Johnson III, formal Deputy Director for Management U.S. Office of management and Budget
  • Tim Cain, formal Governor of Virginia