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Advice on leading during changing, challenging times

Tom Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Throughout a four-decade career, Dr. Michael Gottesman has led seminal studies in the treatment of drug-resistant cancer cells and played an instrumen...

Creating a management agenda for government

Tom Fox | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Steven VanRoekel is the acting deputy director of management at the Office of Management and Budget as well as the federal government's chief informat...

Successful CIOs Build Outcome Driven IT Organizations

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

It turns out that I am not the only one who thinks he has the greatest job in the world. Mike Capone, CIO of ADP, the world's largest payroll provide...

Taking on the Minor Petty Tyrant at the Office

David Peck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Peck

You know the person at work who can walk in and derail a meeting, get way under your skin and drive you to distraction, or inflicts fear/loathing in others? If you do, you may have a minor petty tyrant ("MPT") for a colleague, and it's good to understand your choices for peaceful coexistence.

Inside/Out Innovation

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.07.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

If you work in an organization that wants to establish a sustainable culture of innovation -- you have two basic choices: outside/in or inside/out.

What Happened to My Boss?

David Peck | Posted 12.02.2013 | Business
David Peck

There are times when a leader can be temporarily absent or distant for good reason(s) -- yet when it's enduring, each of these issues can grow into serious roadblocks to an organization being at it's best, and stand in the way of your people doing their best work.

How to Be a Master of Time

Peter Kay | Posted 09.30.2013 | Hawaii
Peter Kay

Are you a master of time? Here are the signs: You have a 10am meeting. You walk into the meeting room at precisely 10 a.m. Not 9:58 or 10:03, but 10 ...

Improving the opportunities for young leaders in government

Tom Fox | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Virginia Hill is president of Young Government Leaders, an organization that works to build a community of leadership for young public servants across...

How to make your agency a better place to work

Tom Fox | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

How can federal agencies improve employee satisfaction and commitment? Are there any secrets to success? These questions should be top of mind for ag...

Lessons Learned Roaming Through China... With 40 Other People

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

So what happens when you spend 17 days in close quarters with 40 strangers? You learn some lessons -- about life, about relationships and, of course, yourself. And if you pay enough attention, they translate directly to the way we all live, work and play.

50 Powerful Mega Trend Statistics For CIOs And CMOs [SLIDESHARE]

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.23.2013 | Technology
Vala Afshar

50 Powerful Statistics About Tech Mega Trends Affecting Every Business from ValaAfshar Mobile Statistics The mega trend of the 21st century is ...

Laboratories of Capitalism

Barbara Dyer | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Barbara Dyer

Shareholder primacy as a management principle is without basis in law and has neither benefited shareholders nor society at large. Such is Steven Pear...

New leadership at the GSA: A conversation with Dan Tangherlini

Tom Fox | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Dan Tangherlini is the administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), the federal government's acquisition and real estate management age...

Improving employee performance reviews

Tom Fox | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

The term "performance management" often strikes fear in the hearts of supervisors and employees alike. They tend to think about the dreaded performanc...

How to update government service

Tom Fox | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Donald F. Kettl is the dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, an...

Hiring tips for federal leaders

Tom Fox | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

While the size of the federal workforce has been declining because of budget reductions, job freezes and retirements, hiring is still taking place for...

How Women In STEM Can Beat Imposter Syndrome

Mari-Louise Ross | Posted 11.17.2013 | Women
Mari-Louise Ross

Do not believe too strongly in appearances. We are inclined to measure our most insecure side to the most polished outer appearances of others.

Lead by Serving

Rana Florida | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

Leaders who inspire, mentor, and teach -- rather than dictate and order -- will have more productive, more engaged and more loyal teams.

The Circle of (Business) Life: Understanding the Five Levels of Business Success and What They Mean for You and Your Company

Bill McBean | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business
Bill McBean

Trying to be a successful leader at an organization without understanding this concept is like playing baseball without knowing what inning you're in, if you're winning or losing, or how far into the season you are.

Why Trying to Be Liked Is the Death Knell for Happiness and Success

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

I don't buy into the notion that you have to be a jerk to succeed. But many people are so afraid of being disliked that they stifle themselves. When the need to be liked trumps your best thinking, you're not doing anyone any favors.

10 Ways to Reduce Employee Turnover

Dorie Clark | Posted 11.11.2013 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

Here are 10 ways to take control of your organization's culture, create a place where employees want to work, and save time and money in the process.

What Comprises the Spirit of a Corporation?

Bob Deutsch | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Bob Deutsch

Spirit is not a matter of spiritual executives, but executives who as person are spiritual by the simple fact that they are aware of things as they really are, have more than a modicum of self-insight and self-control, are collaborative and have a sense of peace, even in the midst of crisis.

Risky Business: Management Wisdom Gleaned From 80s Movies

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Gregg S. Lipman

In the ten years since I co-founded a brand agency, I've often been asked, "Who or what is your greatest professional influence?" And while I'd love to say something intellectual, the truth is, much of the wisdom I refer to on a daily basis comes from the comedic films of the 1980s.

Creating the right work atmosphere

Tom Fox | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Former astronaut Dr. Kathryn Sullivan became the acting under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and the acting administrator of the Nati...

Risky Business Is Good Business

Rana Florida | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

It's surprising how few organizations encourage risk taking and foster a culture of outside-the box thinking. We are taught to set goals, achieve measurable results and assess success. But we are rarely encouraged to push the boundaries of new ideas and pioneering thoughts.