Data-driven government: A new approach to governing a conversation with Martin O’Malley

Governor Martin O’Malley talked about John Bernard’s new book Government That Works at the 31:45 of the video below

June 1, 2015

Mentioned in VA story by Dennis Wagner, Arizona correspondent to USA Today

John Bernard, author of “Government That Works,” a book on what makes agencies thrive, said reform cannot succeed unless honesty gets rewarded and the deceitful are held accountable. “The key to changing the culture is changing behavior at the top,” he added. “When you work in an organization where truth is unacceptable, people will follow suit and be deceptive.

“Our government today is the most complex human entity in the history of the world,” Bernard said. “But it has no organizing principle except to react. … To me, the VA is a microcosm of a fundamental issue we have as a nation, which is, we have no idea where we’re going.”

Read the article here:

Apr 24, 2015

Ringside Politics

John guested on Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere. Listen to the interview below:

Originally appeared on Starts at 1:36

April 23, 2015

USA Radio Networks: The Chuck Morse Show

John was interviewed by Chuck Morse on The Chuck Morse Show. Listen to the interview below

Originally appeared on Starts at 51:20.

Mar 19, 2015

Government That Works: Making It Safe to Report Bad Results

Article about the book on Government Executive.

Mar 2, 2015

Nationally Syndicated Issues Today Radio Network, Interview


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Feb 25, 2015

Puget Sound Business Journal

Featured: Suspend your cynicism: Portland author argues government can work, and business can learn from it

Feb 22, 2015

Clear Channel Radio Portland

Interview with John Erickson which will air on all five stations.

  • K103 (103.3) – 7 AM Sunday
  • The Eagle 106.7 – 7 AM Sunday
  • 105.9 The Brew – 7 AM Sunday
  • Rip City Radio 620 – 6:30 AM Sunday
  • Newsradio 1190 KEX – 6:30 PM Sunday

Feb 18, 2015

Featured and Tweeted by Charlie Clark

Charlie Clark wrote and article about Government That Works in this page then made a tweet.

Feb 16, 2015

Interview with John Erickson

In-studio recorded interview with John Erickson of Clear Channel Portland Radio.