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Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Meeting With Your Federal Employees

Tom Fox | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

While agencies have their own performance management systems and timetables for employee reviews, these conversations should be occurring throughout the year.

Mapping the NIH's leadership DNA

Tom Fox | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Tom Fox

"One of my challenges is to make sure that the message about the sustainability and future promise of biomedical research is coming across, even if we have to tighten our belts right now."

Jacqueline Berrien on Leading the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Tom Fox | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business
Tom Fox

"The ultimate measure of our work is a very long-term measure. Will the workplace be more inclusive and discrimination less common when my children, my godchildren, or my nieces and nephews enter it?"

Robert Reich on Bringing Tenacity to Public Leadership

Tom Fox | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business
Tom Fox

What leadership lessons did you learn during your tenure as the secretary of labor? There is a difference between leadership and formal authority. Many people have formal positions of authority, but do not exert leadership.

9/11 Reflections on Leadership

Tom Fox | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Tom Fox

This tragic event changed many lives, altered our nation's history and transformed government through two of the most consequential reorganizations in decades.

The FDA's Dr. Lawrence Deyton on the Tests of Leadership

Tom Fox | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Tom Fox

Dr. Lawrence Deyton is director of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products. In his long public service career, Deyton es...

Susan Grundmann on Protecting Merit Systems in the Federal Government

Tom Fox | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Tom Fox

Susan Tsui Grundmann is the chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board, an independent, agency that protects the federal merit systems and promotes government-wide merit system principles.