No one can better articulate the challenges of managing a state better than John Bernard.
“John is a gifted presenter. He speaks with clarity and passion about change and transformation. He articulates the frustration many have been feeling about work and the work environment but are unable to put into words. John’s enthusiasm and passion for success is infectious. His message is inspiring and energizing.” – Fariborz Pakseresht, Director, Oregon Department of Human Services
A highly sought-after speaker on how government can deliver on the promise of hard, measurable results.
WITH REAL-WORLD STORIES AND AN ENGAGING STYLE, John Bernard takes the challenge of leading a results revolution in state government and turns it into clear, practical and usable lessons. His ability to take the enormous complexity of government and unravel it into common-sense pieces leaves audiences saying “that explains so many things.” John taps into the passion government leaders have for social good showing how a shift from being reaction-driven to results-driven gives the hard work of government back its meaning.
Government in the United States today is the most complex organization in the history of humankind. But it can and must work. Whether it’s cutting tobacco usage by 30.4 percent, carbon emissions by just shy of 20 percent, permit issuance time by 91 percent or achieving the best-in-nation high school graduation rates, state and agency leaders across the nation are demonstrating an approach to government that works.
How does the focus on results change the game? What do leaders do to cause the shift in focus? What role do Lean and other tools and methods play in the successes in the states? How does a leader ensure the sustainability of changes they make? Whose efforts are working and why?
John has met and worked alongside many of the most innovative results-driven leaders in state government and he tells their stories, their struggles and their victories.
“John’s talks are compelling, insightful and engaging.” – Wendy Korthius-Smith, Former Director, Results Washington, State of Washington
“John is without a doubt the nation’s leading authority on the transformation of state government and the challenges executive branch leaders face.” – Henry Darwin, Former COO, State of Arizona
“John illustrates his blueprint for state government transformation through real and compelling examples and stories.” – Jeff Bankowski, Executive Director, Office of Performance and Transformation, State of Michigan
“John Bernard is a master at articulating how to effectively manage a complex organization in common sense language. He has built the bridge between best-practice business management theory and the real world of government.”– Colette Peters, Director, Corrections, State of Oregon
Measures, The Foundation for Engagement
Management, the Mother of All Processes
Government That Works, From Reaction-Driven to Results-Driven
Making a Difference: Change the Management System and You Change the Results
From Andon to Six Sigma: The History of Lean in America