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Measuring AND Managing for Performance

Posted February 26, 2012 7:10 PM by Brandon Kline

Recently, I watched an interview (conducted by Andy Feldman of Gov Innovator) of Bryna Sanger, the deputy provost at The New School in New York City. Throughout her career, Ms. Sanger has been researching, evaluating, and proposing best practices for performance measurement and management systems in cities around the country. Currently, she is conducting a study entitled, "Does Measuring Performance Lead to Managing for Performance," which takes a look at nearly 200 cities across the United States, and explores the link between performance measurement and performance management. The findings of her study are interesting and thought provoking, especially for those of us involved in performance management, and I wanted to take this opportunity to share an overview of them with you.

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America’s Pragmatic Caucus Steps Up

Posted November 1, 2011 8:56 AM by Ted Jackson

This weekend someone emailed me a copy of an article from Time magazine about how local communities are not letting the dysfunction of Washington, DC politics stop them from making progress. I live in Washington, DC, so sometimes it is hard to see beyond CSPAN and the news in the Washington Post. It seems like politics have brought the USA to a standstill, where a supermajority is now required for any basic vote in congress. I've been lucky enough over the past year to have two clients in the same region represent this "Pragmatic Caucus" that was described by Bruce Katz and Judith Rodin.

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The City of Durham's New Strategy Management Portal

Posted August 9, 2011 12:23 AM by Dylan Miyake

DURHAM, North Carolina - August 8, 2011

After a significant effort to compile performance data supporting its Strategic Plan, Durham is now inviting members of the Durham community to see the latest information online.

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