If we can put a man on the moon-- : getting big things done in government

Published 2009
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At a time of unprecedented challenges, this book, with its abundant examples and hands-on advice, is the essential guide to making our government work better. A must-read for every public official, this book will be of interest to anyone who cares about the future of democracy.

9781422166369 (alk. paper)
1422166368 (alk. paper)
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Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Press, c2009.
xii, 296 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-275) and index.
The seven deadly traps on the journey to success : a fresh look at how big things get done in a democracy
The Tolstoy trap : you'll see it when you believe it : how to find, test, and nurture good ideas
The design-free design trap : Blueprint Bootcamp : how the design phase can wreak havoc during implementation
The Stargate trap : the space between possibility and reality : the distortion effect at the moment of democratic commitment
The overconfidence trap : fear, risk, and the best-laid plans : how embracing the risk of failure maximizes the likelihood of success
The Sisyphus trap : the rock, the hill, and you : how the interplay between systems and people generates results
The complacency trap : changing times : how the way things are keeps us from seeing what could be
The Silo trap : the walls between us : working better together by seeing the big picture
Creating a better future : the execution mindset
A politician and a bureaucrat show us how we can rekindle the spirit of democracy.
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