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Three Techniques That Helped Me Manage Work-Life Balance On a New Time Zone

Donald Trump on his first trip overseas as US president, paying visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican. While there aren’t a lot of things that I have in common with Trump, I can relate to one challenge he’ll face during this time: life as a manager removed from his home base. I’m ... Read & React

I often say that leaders control the weather. However they show up is predictive of how everyone around them will show up. That’s especially true in times of chaos and fluidity. Scott Eblin

Joe Biden Says We Have to Be Willing to Risk Failure to Enjoy Doing What Really Matters to Us

Risk is the key to a good life. That was former US vice-president Joe Biden’s message to graduates today during his commencement address at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. The ... Read & React

Decoding Federal Employee Compensation

by Howard Risher Workforce Management Consultant

Congressman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., took a step forward in leading the hearing on federal employee compensation last week. He asked for the facts. Presumably he meant facts that both sides of this ongoing debate can agree on. The absence of readily understood, verifiable data has perpetuated this ... Read & React

You Can’t Solve These Problems on an Ad Hoc Basis

by Sasha Cohen O'Connell

Resolving today’s most pressing cyber security and Internet governance challenges is dependent on the tech industry and the government working together on both policy development and policy implementation. Specifically, collaboration is required to successfully research, design, debate, and ... Read & React

Freeing Technology From the Pace of Bureaucracy

Veterans Affairs claim folders sit in a regional office in Winston-Salem, N.C. in 2012.
by Rebekah Monson

Technology can be powerful, but it isn’t inherently good or bad. Just as a hammer isn’t inherently good or bad; what matters is how it’s used. Are we using the tool to build or to destroy? Technology can be a weapon against democracy. Fake news, fabricated for virality, spreads harmful ... Read & React

The Government Wants You to Stop the Next Edward Snowden

If you have spent any time in Washington recently, you’re probably quite familiar with the ‘If you see something say something’ slogan promoted by the Homeland Security Department. For security clearance holders, the slogan is now more than a catchphrase. It’s a mandate. Security Executive Agent ... Read & React

Awkward Interactions With Coworkers You Barely Know Are a Secret Key to Success

by Corinne Purtill

There are reams of academic studies on the highs and lows of workplace relationships: the value of a mentor, the damaging effects of a toxic colleague. But the literature is largely silent on the coworkers who make up the vast majority of our office interactions—the ones we barely know, and ... Read & React

What Every Federal CFO Needs to Know

by Harold I. Steinberg and D. Scott Showalter

If you’ve just joined government with the Trump administration, welcome to the chief financial officers community. No need to worry if your knowledge of accounting is limited. Some of the most effective CFOs are not CPAs. You might be surprised to learn that your position is relatively new. CFOs ... Read & React

Sheryl Sandberg on How Having Her Self-Confidence Shattered Made Her a Better Leader

by Jenny Anderson

In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, implored women to bring their whole selves to work, not just their public and professional selves. If this was tough advice to take from one of the world’s most successful women, it was just as hard for Sandberg to live up to her ... Read & React

How to Nurture a Successful Mentor and Protégé Relationship

by Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora: What are some of the biggest red flags in an interviewee? Answer by Ian McAllister. I have several mentors at Amazon, and mentor a number of colleagues. I also mentor a number of startup founders. The most successful of those relationships share these ... Read & React

To Be a Better Boss, Act Like a Witch

by Leah Fessler

Misty Bell Stiers is a witch. But for her, practicing Wicca isn’t just about being at one with a universal, divine energy—it’s about becoming a better manager. “The backbone of Wicca, to me, is making sure I’m present in the moment,” says Stiers, the creative director at Isobar, a global digital ... Read & React

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