The Best And Worst Ways to Quit Your Job

by Oliver Staley

What’s the best way to leave your job? Quitting a job isn’t the most popular New Year’s resolution, but many of us have had fantasies about starting another year by leaving the office forever, perhaps in a blaze of glory—recall Steven Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who cursed out passengers ... Read & React

Four Ways to Motivate Your Employees, From One of the World’s Most Prominent Behavioral Economists

by Oliver Staley

What makes employees care about their work? Money is what gets workers in the door, but it doesn’t make them go the extra mile. To better understand what drives us, Dan Ariely, a professor of behavioral economics and psychology at Duke University, designed a series of experiments aimed at unlocking ... Read & React

Civil Service Reform Is Coming; Employees Need to Play a Role

by Howard Risher Workforce Management Consultant

It’s safe to say that civil service reform is inevitable. The Trump campaign made that clear. The political winds appear to be solidly behind the need for change, and over the past decade, several states have successfully initiated reforms. Federal employees and the unions that represent them need ... Read & React

Always Running 10 Minutes Late? There’s a Really Good Reason For That

by Georgia Frances King

I’m generally an organized person. My Excel spreadsheets are color-coordinated. My iCal is always synced and up to date. My bathroom products are arranged on the shelf in order of height. But despite being a control freak in most domestic areas, I have spent my life constantly running 10 minutes ... Read & React

Memo to the President: Collaboration Across Boundaries

by Donald F. Kettl Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Policy

Donald Trump enters office with an ambitious vision and many promises to keep. But he’ll quickly discover one important lesson: No current problem that matters fits within an individual government agency or, for that matter, any single level of government. The Trump administration will need a ... Read & React

Create Your Guide for Living (and Managing) in 2017

by Scott Eblin Executive Coach

In working with and speaking to tens of thousands of leaders over the past 16 years, I’ve become convinced that if you want to lead at your best, you have to live at your best. The first goal is completely dependent on the second. That’s why I’ve become so passionate in encouraging my clients and ... Read & React

Tapping Government’s Biggest Asset—Knowledge

by Stewart Liff and Paul Gustavson

This is the last in a series of articles on how the next administration can improve federal government operations. Knowledge is an organization’s purest form of competitive advantage. Yet the government doesn’t do a good job of developing its employees or retaining and disseminating institutional ... Read & React

Government’s Turnaround Starts at the Bottom

by Stewart Liff and Paul Gustavson

This is the second in a series of articles on how the next administration can improve federal government operations. It is well-known that greater engagement equates to better performance. But in 2015, only 32 percent of U.S. employees were engaged at work, according to Gallup. The Federal Employee ... Read & React

There’s a Very Deep Reason Why You Can’t Kick That Bad Habit

Chances are, you’re still doing whatever bad habit you tried to quit for last new year’s resolution. The months and years go by and, perhaps your job or relationships change, but your routines and behavior likely stay overwhelmingly the same. That’s because the vast majority of our actions aren’t ... Read & React

How Ancient Wisdom Can Help Managers Give Their Employees Better Feedback

by Khatera Sahibzada Adjunct Lecturer in Applied Psychology, University of Southern California

Giving feedback is unquestionably one of the most challenging tasks for any leader, as it can be painful to both the giver and receiver. It is nonetheless invaluable: Research has shown that employees recognize the importance of feedback – whether positive or negative – to their career development. ... Read & React

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