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Introducing: Our new performance management book!

For thirty years, we've watched governments struggle to put performance management theories into practice. Our observations, supplemented by dozens of 2019 interviews with practitioners, academics and performance experts, will be available this month in our new book, Making Government Work: The Promises and Pitfalls of Performance-Informed Management. It's the first in a multi-part series, published by Rowman & Littlefield. The publisher's web page for the book is

The American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) kindly hosted a "Book Talk" for us on January 9, moderated by Scott Pattison, former executive director of the National Governors Association and now a principal at Pattison Strategies, LLC. We had a great time and are grateful to ASPA for giving us the opportunity to talk about both the benefits and challenges of performance management. A link to the webinar will be available soon.


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