Technology and Government’s Distributed Future

Technology innovations have long played a powerful role in how government operates and serves citizens. The advent of telephones, telegraphs and typewriters in the early 20th century was an important factor behind the creation of large, centralized bureaucracies to manage the expanding increase in ... Read & React

What Are You More Likely to Remember?

by Scott Eblin Executive Coach

So the original plan for this past weekend was to get caught up on some work while my wife, Diane, was away at a conference in Las Vegas. To some degree, that was the plan for both of us. We have a couple of big new projects coming on line so Diane took her computer with her and planned on doing ... Read & React

The Evolution of Your Professional Self on Social Media

Here are two facts about life in 2015 that you may or may not like, depending on your familiarity with and attitudes toward social media. And your beliefs about what the term "professional" means. The first is that you are you, always you, no matter where you are. There you are on Instagram, on ... Read & React

Don’t Blame the Bike If You Want to Improve Performance

Have you ever watched a child learning to ride a bike? Who (or rather what) gets the blame when things don’t go the way the child wants? The bike! The child might even argue that it’s a stupid bike and it’s impossible to ride. But what has this to do with organizations wanting to succeed with ... Read & React

Three Signs That You Have Too Much Executive Presence

by Scott Eblin Executive Coach

It’s common for leaders who want to make a bigger impact to work on building their executive presence. It’s so common, in fact, that my company offers a seven month group coaching program for high potential leaders slated for executive roles. Our goal in that program is to make the often discussed ... Read & React

Madam CEO, Fetch Me a Coffee

Late one Friday afternoon at a leading consulting firm, a last-minute request came in from a client. A female manager was the first to volunteer her time. She had already spent the entire day meeting with junior colleagues who were seeking career advice, even though they weren’t on her team. ... Read & React

CEOs Need Mentors Too

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

Top executives need advice about their leadership styles and operating environs—in government as well as in the private sector. How do they get it? Suzanne de Janasz and Maury Peiperl interviewed dozens of corporate executives over the past two years to understand how “new CEOs in large ... Read & React

There Really Are More Pregnant Women at the Office

The case of UPS driver Peggy Young, which was decided by the Supreme Court two weeks ago, highlighted the issue of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Pregnant women often face latent discrimination and unfriendly workplace policies—Young's employer wouldn't lighten her workload when she was ... Read & React

Do Your Stakeholders ‘Like’ You on Facebook?

By now, we’ve all heard that online social networking and information-sharing services are the foundational components to any successful stakeholder engagement strategy. As a savvy leader, you asked your team to create a Facebook page, Twitter account, and YouTube Channel. Don’t pat yourself on the ... Read & React

Ensuring Women a Seat at Every Table

by Katherine Archuleta Director of the Office of Personnel Management

I am excited to release an insightful report on Women in federal service, which draws on the Office of Personnel Management’s deep reservoir of data to shine a light on opportunities for women in federal service. One of my top priorities as director of OPM is to make sure women have a seat at every ... Read & React