Clinton’s Mend-It-Don’t-End-It Thought on the Federal Ethanol Mandate

Former State Department chief tells Iowa voters that it’s time to get the troubled biofuels program ‘back on track.’

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Watchdog Finds Glitches in Governmentwide Effort to Track Spending Consistently

Move to post spending numbers ignored some traditional management practices.

Agriculture Department Identifies $1.4 Billion in Savings to Avoid Furloughs

Travel cutbacks, telework and office consolidations contribute to three-year-old cost-reduction efforts.


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Singletasking: 7 Ways to Increase Your Productivity

The average human attention span is eight seconds—one second less than the attention span of a goldfish.

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How We're Sabotaging Our New Hires From Day One

Put new talent to work quickly by avoiding these common training pitfalls.

Last summer, the U.S. patent office canceled six of the Redskins' trademark logos because the office considered the team's name "disparaging to Native Americans."

The U.S. Government's Battles With Professional Sports

Soccer isn't the only sport that has felt the heat over the past few years.

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Why Management Problems Are a Barrier to Pay Raises and Reform

Performance improvement starts with managers, but they need help.

Air Traffic Control Upgrades Face Turbulence

Heading into a record travel season, FAA's traffic upgrades are in the political spotlight.

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5 Simple Ways to Make Creative Thinking a Daily Habit

Let your innovative ideas simmer and percolate with these five daily rituals.

The Best Pages on Some Campaign Websites are the Ones That Are Not There

Presidential candidates obsess over every aspect of their public images—even things like 404 pages.

Rick Santorum Is Running for President Again

The former senator from Pennsylvania is trying to win the presidency.

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Have You Stopped Bringing Your ‘A Game’ to Work?

You might be pushing yourself and your employees to exhaustion.