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The New Bureaucrat

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The New Bureaucrat, is a serious – and sometimes not so serious – look at the inside job of transforming government. You will meet and get to know people, people like you, people who are changing how government works. We’ll talk about the struggle, the obstacles, the commitment it takes to persist. … read more

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Joe Raasch -- Solve Problems, Don't Preach Lean

September 3rd, 2020


Minnesota State Government doesn’t have to worry when its director of the state’s Office of Continuous Improvement shows up at any one of its 24 …

Black Man/White Man, A Conversation

July 29th, 2020


Dr. Brown is an African American man with a highly integrated life history. I grew up in all-white Milwaukie, Oregon, a suburb of Portland. This is a conversation between one black man and one white man about the …

Dr. Paul Bellatty -- The Power of Data to Transform Lives

May 18th, 2020


Oregon is using the power of longitudinal data to begin a long-term journey to identify -- as early in childhood as possible -- those most likely to struggle in life. The data gives the state the ability to identify …

Jason Jackson - Strategic Talent Strategy

March 30th, 2020


Bringing his experience as a lawyer, former naval officer and business executive in high tech, Jason Jackson joined Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts with a strategic eye on talent. Jason is working strategically through …

Dr. Este Geraghty – Leveraging Data to Fight COVID-19

March 21st, 2020


As the pandemic disrupts the daily living of the human species, government leaders are scrambling to flatten the curve. The key is to be able to see what’s happening and use data in ways that informs action. Dr. …

Amy Fecher – The Wholesale Reorganization of State

March 13th, 2020


Few states have the organizational fortitude and support it takes to overhaul the structure of state government. Arkansas is well into the process of …

Jack Dangermond – Using Data to See Patterns, Connections and Relationships

February 19th, 2020


No single individual has done more to help government leaders understand their most complex problems, visualizing them in time and space, than Jack Dangermond. Growing up on a family nursery, and studying landscape …

Norman Bodek – The Godfather of Lean in the U.S. on Respect for People

January 27th, 2020


After many trips to the library in the early 1980s studying what drives productivity, Norm Bodek began taking American Executives on study missions to Japan. Now, 50 years and more than 80 study missions later, his …

Ken Jeske – Changing the Lives of Adults in Custody

January 14th, 2020


Oregon Correctional Enterprises (OCE) is one of the most admired operations of its kind in the county – and now in the world. The organization Ken …

Drew Erdmann – Missouri’s transformation through education

December 31st, 2019


No state has made a more substantial and broad investment in educating their people than Missouri. Meet Drew Erdmann, Governor Mike Parson’s chief operating officer and the chief advocate for transformation through …

Dr. Mary Alice Heuschel, Results Washington

December 15th, 2019


As chief of staff to then newly elected Governor Jay Inslee, Dr. Mary Alice Heuschel led the creation, launch and management of Results Washington.

Mike Faust on Improving Child Safety

November 12th, 2019


A Lean expert with a background as a general manager in the aerospace industry, Mike succeeded in blending managerial science and behavioral science to the benefit of the children of Arizona. Recently named director of …

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Management System

November 6th, 2019


Governor Ducey set in motion the design and launch of his Arizona Management System by engaging his entire cabinet and policy staff in setting goals …

Robert Shea, Architect of Government Performance & Results Act

October 23rd, 2019


Robert Shea worked in the U.S. Senate to design a comprehensive program for improving performance for the sprawling Federal Government. Shea went on to serve in The White House's Office of Management & Budget as …

Fariborz Pakseresht, Oregon's Director of the Department of Human Services

October 23rd, 2019


Fariborz Pakseresht is an insightful leader who understands the process of transforming organizational culture. His leadership is insightful, his …

Michael J. Jordan, The State Chief Operating Officer

October 23rd, 2019


Business has a single measure of success: Profits. But a city or state has dozens of critical measures and so managing government is complex work. …

Governor Martin O'Malley PART TWO

October 23rd, 2019


Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley shares structure, stories, and lessons about what he sees as the answer to a crisis in western democracy. In this episode he talks about the kind of people he looked to bring …

Governor Martin O'Malley PART ONE

October 23rd, 2019


Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley leveraged the management methods proven by NYPD to cut crime by more than half -- across all aspects of government -- first as mayor of Baltimore and then as governor. His …


October 23rd, 2019


The New Bureaucrat, is a serious – and sometimes not so serious – look at the inside job of transforming government. You will meet and get to know people, people like you, people who are changing government. I will get …

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