Magazine article Public Management

Keynote Speakers

Magazine article Public Management

Keynote Speakers

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The Bully Pulpit

Sunday, September 14, 3-5 p.m. [v]

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The Opening General Session of ICMA's 100th Annual Conference will set the stage for our centennial celebration by featuring the return of popular presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin. In a presentation based on her latest best-selling book The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, Doris will tell the dynamic story of the first decade of the Progressive Era in American history, a tumultuous time of reform that ushered in the modern age and witnessed the development of professional local government management and the formation of ICMA.

What Matters Now

Monday, September 15, 8:30-9:30 a.m. [v]

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Described by The Wall Street Journal as the "world's most influential business thinker," Gary Hamel has changed the practice of management in companies and governments around the world with his pioneering concepts. His most recent book, What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation, is an agenda for building organizations that can flourish in a world where the unprecedented is the norm. Identifying the key issues that will determine whether your organization thrives or dives in the years ahead, Gary will present an essential agenda for leaders everywhere and will inspire you to rethink how you lead. …

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