Data Is Driving STEM Recruitment

by Katherine Archuleta Director of the Office of Personnel Management

Last week, the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building became a showcase for the Office of Personnel Management’s initiative to attract the best talent in science, technology engineering and math to federal service. This “Datapalooza” was part of a celebration of the ... Read & React

Bad Meetings Aren't Just Boring

Most meetings don’t manage to accomplish much more than serving as a lengthy update on what people are up to—and as an interruption to their work. According to Nest CEO Tony Fadell, such meetings also come at a substantial cost. He put a very high dollar value on it at a Fast Company conference: ... Read & React

Let’s Give Federal Leaders the Digital Toolkit They Need

by Alan Pentz Partner, Corner Alliance

Data analytics, content marketing (blogging, video, white papers, etc.), social media engagement and tracking, and many other buzzwords are the keys to successful marketing in the private sector. The capabilities associated with these terms are increasingly the lifeblood of the way companies ... Read & React

7 Ways to Succeed at Something You Know Nothing About

I often find myself landing jobs and opportunities for which I am not entirely qualified, based solely on experience. I don’t lie on my résumé, or claim to have experience I don’t, but I’m constantly being offered opportunities that sometimes have me thinking, “Who, me? Are you sure?” I then ... Read & React

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