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Cost Management and Control in Government by Dale Geiger

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Chapter 13

Implementation Issues

Starting Point: Senior Leadership Driven Management

Leadership responsibilities in sustaining leadership driven management are critical. Leadership responsibilities in creating a leadership driven management process are indispensable.

The starting point of creating a cost managed enterprise is obviously senior leadership. Without strongly committed senior leadership, it is unlikely that any organization can be transformed into a cost managed enterprise, breaking away from decades of past practice.

There is no middle ground here. “Committed” or “interested” senior leadership is simply not good enough to overcome organizational inertia and resistance. The following implementation suggestions and, in fact, this ...

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