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The Public Manager

Performance Management Progress

Friday, October 23, 2009

In addition to being the most powerful person in the world, the person elected president of the United States also is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the executive branch of government. Ordinarily, the organizational results buck stops at a CEOs desk, but recent presidents have seemed more interested in running against the machinery of government.

Unlike his predecessors, however, President Obama has chosen to reverse this trend. He has announced that he plans to adopt a lead-from-the-top


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