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Can Middle Managers Successfully Build Extraordinary Capabilities?

Friday, June 13, 2014

Innovation within the government must occur even in—if not especially during—this age of austerity. Developing new IT systems, designing new risk-based systems of regulation, and building new electronic Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) systems are just a small sample of the types of new capabilities demanded by agency heads and Congress.

The task of building these capabilities falls to those in the middle of the government: mid-level and senior executive leaders. These leaders often

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