Are You Driving Yourself Insane?

by Scott Eblin Executive Coach

Last week, I had one of the more interesting and amazing conversations I’ve ever had with a cab driver. His name was Husamettin. I’ve been in New York for the past week for a series of client meetings and interviews related to the launch of my new book. On the way to one of those interviews, I was ... Read & React

Why Isn’t Performance Information Being Used?

by John Kamensky Senior Fellow, IBM Center for the Business of Government

Champions of performance management in government are confounded. After decades of trying to integrate the use of performance information into agency decision-making, it still isn’t happening on as broad a scale as once hoped. The initial premise 20 years ago was that if performance information was ... Read & React

Do I Ever Get Overworked and Overwhelmed?

by Scott Eblin Executive Coach

One of the interesting things that happens when you launch a book is you do a lot of interviews about the book. I’ve been doing a lot of those lately as the official publication date of Monday, October 13 approaches for my new book, Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative. In an ... Read & React

Why New Ideas Fail

In 2007, Steve Ballmer, then-CEO of Microsoft, emphatically predicted that Apple's new phone would fail. "There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share," he said. "No chance." The volume of Ballmer's voice makes him a popular target in technology, but he wasn't an ... Read & React

6 Legit Ways to Move More During Work

Say goodbye to coffee shops or conference rooms and hello to the pavement. Moving while working? Now that’s the way to get things done. Ditch Your Chair Unbroken hours spent seated in a chair hurt our bodies in a way that even regular visits to the gym or a 5K weekend run can’t fix. One of the ... Read & React

3 Tips for Building a Government Content Strategy

by Alan Pentz Partner, Corner Alliance

The federal government is on the verge of a revolution in the way it communicates with citizens. Today, successful agencies and programs are embracing the content marketing approach that has taken the private sector by storm. However, many government leaders are struggling with how to implement a ... Read & React

Cool Videos: Rapping for Research

by Dr. Francis Collins Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Many entries in the NIH Common Fund video competition highlight particular research projects. But in the original rap video that I’m featuring today, a group of New York researchers deliver a message about the central importance of collaboration for moving scientific breakthroughs from the bench to ... Read & React

The World's Second-Richest Man Thinks Everybody Should Work Less

Carlos Slim is the head of Grupo Carso and one of the richest men in the world.
by Sonali Kohli

The ideal work-life balance is to work three days a week, 11 hours a day, until you’re 75.  That’s what Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim told CNN in a recent interview. “I think machines will work 24 hours, service should work as much as possible, everything should work more, but you should have ... Read & React

Coming Clean

by Scott Eblin Executive Coach

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’re undoubtedly aware that I have a new book coming out,Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative. I hope you’ll read it and get a lot of value from it. But before you do, there’s something that I want to share with you, as a regular reader ... Read & React

How I Lead: Supporting the Professional Growth of Others

by Lynnie Martin Public Relations Director, Young Government Leaders

During the last seven years, Miguel Joey Aviles has supported the Department of Defense to implement high visibility employment initiatives and development programs with the mission of optimizing a highly capable and diverse workforce. He is the deputy program manager of the Defense Civilian ... Read & React