At the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, students are taught to ask Question “Zero” when considering a new policy, issue or initiative. Question “Zero” is, “What are we trying to accomplish?” What, then, is Servant Governing written to accomplish? The simple answer is that there is a way to achieve excellence in government performance. Servant Governing suggests a new governance model which has application to federal, state, and local government operations.
“This book presents an examination of the interdependent nature of the various leadership and management components of the Servant Governing Framework with an eye toward giving the reader insight as to how a government organizational culture can be transformed; and, what is needed to transform it.” – Create Space
“This book presents an examination of the interdependent nature of the various leadership and management components of the Servant Governing Framework with an eye toward giving the reader insight as to how a government organizational culture can be transformed; and, what is needed to transform it.”- Amazon
Open government is the notion that the people have the right to access the documents and proceedings of government. The idea that the public has a right to scrutinize and participate in government dates at least to the Enlightenment. Its principles are recognized in virtually every democratic country on the planet.
This book looks at the phenomenon of electronic government, that is, public sector use of the internet and other digital devices to deliver services, information, and democracy itself. Although personal computers have been around for several decades, recent advances in networking, video imaging, and graphics interfacing have allowed governments to develop
Collaborative democracy—government with the people—is a new vision of governance in the digital age. Wiki Government explains how to translate the vision into reality. Beth Simone Noveck draws on her experience in creating Peer-to-Patent, the federal government's first social networking initiative, to show how technology can connect the expertise of the many
Why do some societies manage to control corruption so that it manifests itself only occasionally, while other societies remain systemically corrupt? This book is about how societies reach that point when integrity becomes the norm and corruption the exception in regard to how public affairs are run and public resources are
Typically, in government organizations there is not a workforce problem which hinders performance excellence. Rather, mediocre and poor performance in government, more often are the result of a leadership problem.
If citizens are given a choice between achieving government performance excellence and continuing low government performance, citizens will choose excellence, especially if the cost is the same.
In order for people to prosper and their quality of life to be improved, government needs businesses to succeed and businesses need efficient government to succeed.
Servant Governing provides the energized performance culture necessary to deliver government promises.
Servant Governing is premised upon four central cornerstones: People, Principles, Priorities, and Performance.
Traditionally, leaders have been valued for their communication and decision making skills. Servant-leaders must reinforce these important skills by making a deep commitment to listening intently to others.
People need to be accepted and recognized for their special and unique spirit. One must assume the good intentions of coworkers and not reject them as people, even when forced to reject their behavior or performance.
Servant leaders seek to convince others, rather than coerce compliance. The servant leader is effective at building consensus within groups.
Foresight is a characteristic that enables servant leaders to understand lessons from the past, the realities of the present, and the likely consequence of a decision in the future.