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Forest Service Chief on Managing 193 Million Acres of National Forest

Tom Fox | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Tom Tidwell is chief of the U.S. Forest Service, the agency that manages the nation's 155 national forests and 20 national grasslands that encompass 193 million acres.

How to Get More Great Leaders Into Government

Tom Fox | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Geoff Smart is the chairman and CEO of ghSMART, a leadership firm for CEOs and investors. He is the author of leadership books and a social entrepreneur who sees his mission as creating, communicating and putting into practice useful ideas about leadership.

A Cheat Sheet for Engaging Employees

Tom Fox | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

As a federal leader, you no doubt have a lot on your plate, and it may be tempting to shrug off employee complaints about their jobs and organization.

How to Lead Like a Lawyer

Tom Fox | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business
Tom Fox

"Give me your best. It's the least you can do. It's also the most you can do. What more can I ask for? It's also important for people to judge their own work. Forget about being given gold stars by others. Judge something by your own standards."

What to Do When Your Boss Is a Micromanager

Tom Fox | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business
Tom Fox

After considering the possible reasons for micromanagement, the question to ask yourself is "What can I do about the situation?"