The Lectern

  • First thoughts on the new President's Management Agenda

    Steve Kelman worries that politics may be be too prominent in the Biden administration's blueprint for management reform. Read More

  • The hard benefits of soft skills

    Steve Kelman shares the insights of economist David Deming. Read More

  • Dealing with negative information about your organization in the social media age

    Steve Kelman spotlights recent research on when and how to respond to social disapproval. Read More

  • Young civic tech star featured in Boston Globe

    Steve Kelman revisits the work Chris Kuang is doing to bring recent grads into government tech roles. Read More

  • The brighter side of Facebook

    Steve Kelman doesn't dispute Facebook's problems with disinformation and extremism, but he notes that the social media platform can also produce real dialogue and respect -- if one is willing to put in the effort. Read More

  • Earning trust from others -- a CIA veteran's suggestions

    Steve Kelman turns to an unusual source for IT leadership lessons. Read More

  • A government IT 'public benefit corporation' works to benefit the public

    Steve Kelman checks in with Nava on the efforts to balance profitable business and civic-minded federal contracting. Read More

  • What makes hackathons work

    Steve Kelman share recent research on how successful hackathon teams turn out functioning products. Read More

  • Government-industry communication, the Soraya Correa way

    Steve Kelman takes a look at the former DHS chief procurement officer's push for reverse industry days and other dialogue-drivers. Read More

  • A tribute to Soraya Correa, DHS' procurement icon

    Steve Kelman reflects on a 40-year career that brought real innovation to federal acquisition. Read More

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