This groundbreaking book is now the all-time best seller for Trafford Press with over 50,000 copies sold. The book gives you the full presentation of the framework in an easily accessible format. It is a must read for all public and non-profit leaders.
In Trying Hard Is Not Good Enough, Mark Friedman presents Results-Based Accountability™: a framework for getting from talk to action quickly and making a difference, not just trying hard and hoping for the best. It has been used in over 40 states and seven countries outside the U.S. Friedman provides practical methods for taking action together that are simple and common sense, use plain language, produce minimum paper, and are actually useful to public sector managers, community members, and decision-makers.
Trying Hard Is Not Good Enough‘s Results-Based Accountability™ framework can be used to improve the quality of life in communities, cities, counties, states, and nations, including everything from the well-being of children to the creation of a sustainable environment. It can help government and private sector agencies improve the performance of their programs and make them more customer-friendly and effective. Results-Based Accountability™ is a common sense approach that replaces all the complicated jargon-laden methods foisted on us in the past. The methods can be learned and applied quickly, and all the materials are free for use by government and non-profit organizations and for-profit organizations of five persons or less.