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Tom Fox

How to show leadership, even if you aren't the leader

Tom Fox | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Henry Evans is the co-author of "Step Up: Lead in Six Moments that Matter," which explores ways that you can demonstrate leadership regardless of your...

Keeping the Trains Running: A Leadership Interview With the Head of the Surface Transportation Board

Tom Fox | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Interstate commerce is how our country operates. Having strong railroads and reasonable services and rates are what makes this country go round. Our coal, our food and other commodities are transported by rail.

Building Your Leadership Muscle

Tom Fox | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Doug Conant was the president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company from 2001 to 2011, reversing the firm's precipitous decline in market value and employee engagement.

What Makes a Great Federal Leader? The Stand-out Traits of This Year's Service to America Honorees

Tom Fox | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

As a general rule, successful federal leaders are highly motivated by a public service mission, clearly articulate a vision of what they want to accomplish, are persistent, collaborative and often have bosses who provide them with strong support.

Poor Performers -- Dealing With Performance Issues in Federal Government

Tom Fox | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business
Tom Fox

It's a supervisor's responsibility to take action regarding poor performers -- both as a team leader and as a steward of taxpayer dollars -- even as difficult and cumbersome as the process may be.

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.

Alfonso Batres: A Leadership Veteran

Tom Fox | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Tom Fox

"Vet Centers provide a safe confidential environment where combat veterans and their families can receive prompt professional services. Many of our Vet Center staff are veterans themselves and understand and appreciate the veteran's service to country."

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.

How to Be a Great Boss

Tom Fox | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business
Tom Fox

"The challenge for new managers is understanding you are no longer an individual contributor but responsible for the performance of others," says Linda A. Hill, professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School.

Want to Drive Innovation in Your Federal Agency? Start With Leaders at the Top

Tom Fox | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Tom Fox

Leadership is the key to employee commitment, and ultimately to innovation and results.

Developing the Leadership Skills of High-Potential Employees

Tom Fox | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business
Tom Fox

Despite the lean times that lie ahead, the great challenges facing our nation and the need for more effective government call out for investing in the development of a new generation of leaders.

What Are Battered Feds To Do? Don't Worry, Be Happy

Tom Fox | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business
Tom Fox

There's been a steady drumbeat of bad news for federal employees for more than a year, and the stories are likely to get worse before they get better.