Why Most Managers Should Delegate More Responsibilities

How does a public manager get public employees to produce results? The traditional answer is: Tell them precisely what to do. Don’t give them any room for discretion. If you do, they’ll just exploit the opportunity for their own, personal advantage. For over a century, democracies have sought to ... Read & React

When It Comes to Workplace Noise, Millennials Can't Even

by Jessica Leigh Hester

Companies go out of their way to woo workers with freebies and quirky spaces. Coffee and snacks are somewhat standard. Other businesses go bigger, withneon-orange slides that wind between floors or treehouses and ponds on sprawling campuses. But a new survey asks whether those accommodations are ... Read & React

What Government Could Learn from the Golden State Warriors

I recently co-authored an article with Paul Gustavson on LinkedIn: How the Golden State Warriors are Changing Basketball. The premise of the article is that the reigning NBA champions were built to become a team of leaders, and their results once again demonstrate the principle that “organizations ... Read & React

How to Silence Your Itty Bitty Committee

by Scott Eblin Executive Coach

A while back, I was coaching an executive who found herself getting emotionally hijacked. Like a lot of executives in large organizations, her job required her to work cross-functionally with lots of different people. That kind of work environment leads to lots of conversations, meetings, e-mail ... Read & React

WHO: Coffee Is Good For You

by Adrienne LaFrance

The idea that our favorite indulgences might actually be good for us is a long-standing and beloved narrative. It’s why people adore stories about centenarians who attribute their longevity to a daily glass of whiskey, or the idea that cheese is what makes French people slim. It’s likely, then, ... Read & React

If You’re Looking For a Job, Don't Ask Your Friends

by Panos Sousounis Lecturer, Keele University

Many people claim to have a broad social circle, but we are all more likely to consider only a handful of people as our “close” friends. These are the ones we turn to when we want advice or company. More importantly though, friends like these can give empathy and support at a time of need. Finding ... Read & React

If You Want To Be a Better Person, Find Something To Do Outside of Work

by Alex Preston

As a child, I watched birds. While other boys threw themselves into communal sports or sealed lifelong friendships at sleepovers, I spent my weekends alone on the quaggy, wind-barracked reaches of South Coast estuaries, or dragging my long-suffering family around the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in ... Read & React

Five Things You Need to Know About the Security Clearance Process

If you work for the government, you need to understand the security clearance process. Even if your current position doesn’t require a security clearance (and it’s hard to find one that doesn’t require at least a public trust), there’s a good chance you’ll come across clearance terminology in your ... Read & React

An Inability to Form a Routine is a Warning Sign That Something Deeper is Wrong

by Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora: How did you overcome your work routine? Don’t you feel that your life is just one infinitely repeated day? Answer by Michael Kilcoyne. This was my routine before work: Wake up at 2am in a complete panic. Fail to go back to sleep for another two or three ... Read & React

Republicans Deploy an Old Tool in Combating Poverty: Evidence

House Republicans staked their claim to a share of the evidence-based policy movement last week. The proposals were embedded in a larger Republican framework for addressing poverty, the first in a series of such reports that are expected to be released over the next few weeks. The framework, backed ... Read & React

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