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Good Government Book Club

Every few months, the Good Government Book Club meets to discuss books on government performance, innovation, and improvement. The meetings are free and open to all City employees.
 
The next meeting of the Good Government Book Club is Wednesday, May 14th at 12pm in the Innovation Lab (201 East Baltimore Street – HR Training Division, Second Floor).
 
Our next selection is The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge.  In this book, Senge describes the five disciplines that enable managers to overcome their obstacles to growth and create brave new futures for them and their companies.  The five disciplines are drawn from science, spiritual wisdom, psychology, the cutting edge of management thought, and Senge's own work with top corporations that employ his methods. 
 
For this GGBC selection, there will be two meetings.  The July 23rd meeting will cover chapters 1-3 and the August meeting will cover the remainder of the book.  This book was recommended by John Beakes, the City’s Lean facilitator, and John will be leading our discussion at both meetings.
 
GGBC meetings are open to all City employees.  Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy the conversation – dessert will be provided.
 
Hope to see you all there!

Previous Selections:


The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge

A Prayer For The City by Buzz Bissinger

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis

The Human Side of Budgeting: Budget Games and How to End Them by Scott Lazenby

Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life by Alan Deutschman

Citizenville by Gavin Newsom /w Lisa Dickey

Extreme Government Makeover by Ken Miller

If We Can Put A Man On the Moon…Getting Big Things Done In Government by William Eggers and John O’Leary

Triumph of the City by Edward Glaeser

Many Unhappy Returns: One Man’s Quest To Turn Around The Most Unpopular Organization in America by Charles O. Rossotti

Trying Hard is Not Good Enough by Mark Friedman

Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath

The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO's Strategies for Defeating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization by Tom Kelley and Jonathan Littman

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