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The Truth Behind Your Inefficient Workday

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Let's not kid ourselves about our offices and meetings. Let's not pretend that our interaction needs don't often trump our business needs. Let's not pretend we're getting it all done efficiently. Let's accept it and feel less frustrated.

The Flash Four: The Influencers You Need To Mobilize Change

Caroline Webb | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Caroline Webb

If you're trying to achieve any major change -- implement a new procurement system, maybe, or shift the way people talk to customers -- you need to enthuse a network of people into action. And it's not easy. People with good ideas sometimes fail to get momentum, while others seem strangely adept in organizing their mob.

Fixing the gaps and overlaps between federal agencies

Tom Fox | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

As federal leaders know all too well, collaboration among agencies on common missions is a rarity. The government is set up on a program-centric and a...

Leadership Lessons From Charlie Manuel

Gene Marks | Posted 10.23.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Even as he suffered his worst season yet with the Phillies, Manuel refused to step down. And when it came time to announce his departure he was adamant in saying that the team fired him. To Charlie, that's better than telling the world that he quit.

Watch Out Walmart: The Germans Are Coming... and They Pay Well

Chris DeRose | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Chris DeRose

How does ALDI prepare the average twenty-something college grad for the rigors of leadership judgment and detailed operational responsibility? District managers at ALDI are the product of a full year of training.

Making the Leap From Entrepreneur to Leader of a Professionally Managed Business

Paul Bernard | Posted 10.21.2013 | Small Business
Paul Bernard

If you choose to see your venture through its transformation from a growing start-up to a professionally managed firm, prepare yourself for a second, equally important, and potentially more challenging transformation.

Why Bosses And Teachers Have So Much Power Over Families

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

We talk about you at dinner. Almost every night, our spouse or child gives us a recap of your day. We hear about your moods, what you said or did, sometimes, we even hear about your wardrobe and facial expressions.

Think You Take Action for Greater Success? Think Again!

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Begin noticing if you're acting or reacting throughout the work day. If you find the reactions column to be significantly greater, practice taking a beat and weighing things out before taking your next step.

On leadership and nuclear power

Tom Fox | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Allison M. Macfarlane became chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) roughly a year ago, replacing former chairman Gregory Jaczko. Macfarl...

Stephen M. R. Covey's guide to building trust

Tom Fox | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

In today's federal environment, resources are constrained but the demand for services is higher than ever. Tom Fox spoke with best-selling author Step...

Rebuilding trust in government

Tom Fox | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

In May, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker launched the Volcker Alliance, in part to rebuild trust in government. Tom Fox spoke with long-ti...

Management Isn't a Quest for Scapegoats

Edward Muzio | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Edward Muzio

If you believe the most skeptical people (and statistics), there's a sizable population of employees out there who don't have much idea what's going on, and who get by largely by looking hectically busy and useful to others too overwhelmed to notice the deception.

Federal agencies not doing enough to build next generation of leaders

Tom Fox | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Every successful team has a solid bench. In the sporting world, the Washington Redskins were able to withstand Robert Griffin III's injuries because t...

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP: 6 Tips For Effective Leadership

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Part of the challenge for leaders is that they are all human. And as humans, we are all flawed. That being said, what is effective leadership? Is it a title? Is it achieving goals? Is it inspiring others? Is it seeing a unique vision?

How To Be More Quotable, Connected And Collaborative

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business
Vala Afshar

The only constant is change. The unprecedented speed of innovation, and technology led business transformations, is introducing process and communicat...

High Tech vs. Low Tech: How Human Interactions Put People Back Into Business

Amanda Schneider | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business
Amanda Schneider

Digital technologies are amazing tools in the short-term but can have negative effects if relied upon for too long or too much.

Make Performance Appraisals Change Friendly

Ed Lawler | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Ed Lawler

In addition to having the right structure and technology, a change friendly performance management system requires managers who are skilled in managing performance.

Managers, Like Messengers, Should Not Be Shot At

Gil Laroya | Posted 09.30.2013 | Business
Gil Laroya

Learn to leverage the managers in your organization, for the good of the company and it's efforts. Because a manager, like any messenger, it there to inform and enlighten, not to be shot at.

An Open Letter to My Mind

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

To be honest, as I've worked on this so far I've found that most of our millions of thoughts are actually pretty irrelevant. They aren't about being smart, and they aren't even all that clever. They are just an ongoing, buzzing distraction that keeps me from fully enjoying things.

Bridging the Generation Gap in the Workplace

Randy Hain | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Randy Hain

It doesn't require a radical makeover of our beliefs, values and organizational structures to prepare Gen Y for leadership. They view the world differently, but so did we at the beginning of our careers.

Why J. Crew's CEO Turned to My Wife for Fashion Advice

Chris DeRose | Posted 09.28.2013 | Business
Chris DeRose

"Sorry, I couldn't answer your call earlier. I just hung up with the CEO of J. Crew." So began an entirely unexpected conversation with my wife, who proceeded to share that Millard "Mickey" Drexler had shocked her with his call in response to an email she sent to the company's anonymous "J. Crew 24-7" address.

Only 4 out of 10 federal employees believe they're rewarded for good work

Tom Fox | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

The stars of Major League Baseball - including our very own Bryce Harper and Jordan Zimmermann of the Washington Nationals - join the mid-season All-S...

Biggest obstacles to decent health care in the developing world are managerial

Anjali Sastry | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
Anjali Sastry

Picture yourself going to the doctor. You arrive by car, park nearby, and when you enter a receptionist greets you and checks your information on a co...

The New Global Leader, Part IV: Nick Parry, 'The Conflict Doctor'

O'Brien Browne | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Nick shares his wisdom and insight with hosts of business leaders, teams and individuals as a life and intercultural coach, seminar leader and spiritual guide.

Reforming the Business School, a Pure Product of American Culture

Sunmin Kim | Posted 09.24.2013 | College
Sunmin Kim

No matter whether one is a European or American business school professor, there are conditions of academia that are more conducive to intellectual freedom and thus reforming.