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Government Leadership

How to Be Positive and Realistic, at the Same Time

Tom Fox | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Kathy Cramer is a psychologist and leadership consultant who specializes in helping leaders and their teams make small shifts in thinking to produce l...

Leadership Lessons From the Grave

Tom Fox | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

"I realized then what we did at the national cemetery for those who serve this nation, the veterans and their dependents, was special. I also understood that we don't have a second chance to do it right. We have to do it right the first time."

The next generation of government problem solvers

Tom Fox | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Henry Brady is the dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a keen observer of government and politi...

Management lessons from inside Treasury

Tom Fox | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Nani Coloretti is the Department of the Treasury's assistant secretary for management. She previously helped establish the new Consumer Financial Prot...

Using Data to Improve Government Performance

Tom Fox | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Based on interviews and focus groups with federal employees -- managers, program staff and analytics staff -- we identified strategies for using data to make informed assessments of how programs are working and how to achieve better results.

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...

The Bin Laden Effect: In Praise of Our Government

Peter Block | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Peter Block

By Peter Block The death of Osama bin Laden completes a painful chapter in our history. The reaction of many is celebration. Some will use this occas...