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Add Value, Hire Millennials

Elspeth Rossetti | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
Elspeth Rossetti

Millennials are entering the workforce with more experience than any previous generation, yet they display a confidence that sometimes is mistaken for a feeling of entitlement.

What Pay Gap?

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business

Key findings on the gender pay gap and attitudes toward workplace equality, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center: —...

Management Science Is a Delusion

Richard Koch | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

Have you ever stopped to think how much energy and money goes into teaching management science? How much time is consumed by talented teachers and le...

Inspiring the young to public service

Tom Fox | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

President John F. Kennedy inspired a young generation to public service in the early 1960s, talking about the "honor" that federal employees should fe...

A Word About Delegation

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 02.05.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Delegation shouldn't be looked at only as a means for get things done. It has great potential as a teaching tool at all levels of an organization. It recognizes employees as being capable of responsibility, and creates team players.

Obamacare: Mismanagement, But Messed Up Politics Too

Terry Newell | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Terry Newell

There is no question that the roll-out of healthcare.gov, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment website, has been a management disaster. The presi...

Rating and Ranking in Performance Appraisals

Michele Masterfano | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Michele Masterfano

In many companies today, performance appraisals are all about what is going wrong. That should be turned around, so that there is more of a conversation of what is going right, and if it isn't, how that can be fixed.

Building a culture of entrepreneurs

Tom Fox | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Leonard A. Schlesinger is a Baker Foundation professor at Harvard Business School. He most recently served as the 12th president of Babson College, kn...

When to Pull the Plug on Your Business

Jack Garson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Small Business
Jack Garson

Entrepreneurs often struggle when their companies face big issues. Whether to continue in business is certainly one of the biggest and most difficult choices. But if you approach these questions with logical analysis, you will make the best decisions.

Being a Good Manager: Overcoming 5 Common Myths

Sara Gershfeld | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Sara Gershfeld

Especially for individuals who have started a business and end up hiring employees and becoming managers, here are five simple myths of managing that will help you turn around the way that you supervise your employees.

10 Tips to Better Lead Those You Don't Manage

Daniel Newman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

If you ever truly want to be a leader, then you have to start by leading. This is through your actions not your position.

The Art and Science of Problem Solving in Any Business

Bill McBean | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
Bill McBean

In the late 1980s, when I first read Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, I learned a number of things that I've used throughout ...

What Washington's leaders have forgotten

Tom Fox | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Elaine C. Kamarck is the founding director of the Brookings Institution's newly minted Center for Effective Public Management, which will focus on ide...

Tips for how fed leaders can avoid messes like healthcare.gov

Tom Fox | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Government works quite well most of the time, but, as federal executives know, efforts to implement federal policies can sometimes encounter obstacles...

How to stay grounded as a federal leader

Tom Fox | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Leadership expert Bob Rosen is the author of the new book "Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World." He is also the founder of Healthy...

An Open Letter to Marissa Mayer About the Yahoo Review Process

Kristen Kennedy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Kristen Kennedy

I've been busy managing my new global team, now that all those WFH slackers have been let go. Who says you can't manage 72 people across six different time zones? Not you! The best part: I never have to worry about getting enough face time at the office. Am I right?

Understanding the Obamacare Rollout Fiasco

Steven Cohen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steven Cohen

Too much contracting may mean that the organization loses the capacity to manage contractors. When that happens, no one inside the government knows what the contractor does. If you don't know how to build a web site, how do you manage a contract that pays a company to build a site?

Our Educational Leaders Must Get Aggressive With Technology

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Vala Afshar

Technology and social media continue to dramatically change the way we live and work. Social media in particular can be a great equalizer by enabling ...

The Crises of Complexity

Terry Newell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Terry Newell

The astronomer Carl Sagan was once asked why, if the possibility of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe was so large, we had never been contact...

How Leaders Fail

David Rock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Rock

Without robust social skills a leader won't be leading for long. You may feel that you have a vision worth rallying behind, but without the ability to reach people on a fundamentally social level, a brilliant business strategy will falter.

Mentoring young fed workers

Tom Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Keeping young federal employees motivated and providing them with on-the-job guidance and professional development advice is always a good idea, but i...

Tips for overcoming workplace misunderstandings

Tom Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

One of the workplace challenges that managers face is effectively communicating with employees. Because of varied backgrounds, experiences and percept...

These Were the Questions I Asked About Sexual Harassment

Mari-Louise Ross | Posted 11.06.2013 | Women
Mari-Louise Ross

I believe many employers can do more to prevent harassment. Most companies cover harassment in their company policies and disciplinary codes. In many countries and states this is required by the labor law. Fewer companies present proactive training on this topic.

Strategy, When It Isn't

Irv Katz | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Irv Katz

Nonprofit organizations are a lot more like businesses than one might think. There really is a bottom line, for example. It is achieving the results the organization is funded for and achieving the financial results that are set by the board annually.

Get on the Path to Organizational Survival

Kyle Dowling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Kyle Dowling

I don't know about you, but I happen to like this place... Earth. Sadly, time and time again we're introduced to those who hold opposing views, or worse, are apathetic in regards to the subject of the ecological safety of this planet.