Government Executive - Managementhttp://www.govexec.com/management/News and analysis about running federal operationsen-usThu, 23 Oct 2014 17:16:42 -0400Burden of Proof: The New Reality for Senior Execs at VAhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/burden-proof-new-reality-senior-execs-va/97286/Fired executives have few options under final reform rules.Eric KatzThu, 23 Oct 2014 17:16:42 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/burden-proof-new-reality-senior-execs-va/97286/ManagementPhotosani / Shutterstock.comUSAID Watchdog Softened Audits, Whistleblowers Tell Posthttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/usaid-watchdog-softened-audits-whistleblowers-tell-post/97256/Acting IG withdraws nomination in advance of report.Charles S. ClarkThu, 23 Oct 2014 15:22:28 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/usaid-watchdog-softened-audits-whistleblowers-tell-post/97256/ManagementActing IG Michael Carroll Flickr user OversightandReformEverything You Need to Know About Introverted Leadershttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/everything-you-need-know-about-introverted-leaders/97247/Great introverted leaders build a structure that works for them.Max Nisen, QuartzThu, 23 Oct 2014 15:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/everything-you-need-know-about-introverted-leaders/97247/Management - Promising PracticesBill Gates has been described many times as an introverted leader.JStone / Shutterstock.comLet the Body Rest, for the Sake of the Brainhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/let-body-rest-sake-brain/97214/Sleep deprivation can take a heavy mental toll.Cody C. Delistraty, The AtlanticThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/let-body-rest-sake-brain/97214/Management - Promising PracticesWarren Goldswain/Shutterstock.comHistory of Management Missteps Contributes to CDC’s Credibility Gaphttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/history-management-missteps-contributes-cdcs-credibility-gap/97220/Critics point to potentially dangerous breaches in protocol spanning at least two presidential administrations.Charles S. ClarkThu, 23 Oct 2014 12:04:50 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/history-management-missteps-contributes-cdcs-credibility-gap/97220/ManagementCDC Director Tom Frieden testifies on Capitol Hill on efforts to fight Ebola. J. Scott Applewhite/APThe Capitol Christmas Tree Is Campaigning Harder Than You Arehttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/capitol-christmas-tree-campaigning-harder-you-are/97208/Thirty stops in 30 days? No problem for this spruce.Marina Koren, National JournalThu, 23 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/capitol-christmas-tree-campaigning-harder-you-are/97208/ManagementOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.com file photoAre You Fit to Lead?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/10/are-you-fit-lead/97187/The connection between transformational leadership and high-intensity interval training.Scott EblinThu, 23 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/10/are-you-fit-lead/97187/Management - Executive Coachwavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.comFunding Hikes to Combat Health Care Fraud Could Pay Off, CBO Sayshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/funding-hikes-combat-health-care-fraud-could-pay-cbo-says/97139/Study examines budget impact of Justice and HHS efforts to reduce improper payments.Charles S. ClarkWed, 22 Oct 2014 14:20:34 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/funding-hikes-combat-health-care-fraud-could-pay-cbo-says/97139/ManagementAndrey_Popov / Shutterstock.comHow to Write a Business Letter: Advice From the 18th Centuryhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/how-write-business-letter-advice-18th-century/97112/You too can sound like a rich, proper, old English gentleman with guidance from their charming correspondence manuals.Shannon Chamberlain, The AtlanticWed, 22 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/how-write-business-letter-advice-18th-century/97112/Management - Promising PracticesUK Portrait GalleryHow to Feel Amazing in Five Minuteshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/10/how-feel-amazing-five-minutes/97091/When you take the time to lean in and listen to someone, it does wonders for the soul.Scott EblinWed, 22 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/10/how-feel-amazing-five-minutes/97091/Management - Executive Coachjanecat/Shutterstock.comThe Introverted Facehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/introverted-face/97058/People put serious weight on judgments of character based on facial structure alone.James Hamblin, MD, The AtlanticTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:39:38 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/introverted-face/97058/Management - Promising Practicespatrice6000/Shutterstock.comDoes CDC Need More Authority to Enforce Its Own Ebola Protocols?http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/does-cdc-need-more-authority-enforce-its-own-ebola-protocols/97004/The agency must rely on hospitals to follow its guidance, and OSHA to enforce the rules.Charles S. ClarkTue, 21 Oct 2014 13:00:28 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/does-cdc-need-more-authority-enforce-its-own-ebola-protocols/97004/ManagementMedical personnel escort Nina Pham, one of the nurses who contracted Ebola in Dallas, to an aircraft. Tony Gutierrez/APHomeland Security Announces Travel Restrictions to Stall Ebola Outbreakhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/homeland-security-announces-travel-restrictions-stall-ebola-outbreak/97001/Flights between the U.S. and Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea will now require additional screenings.Sarah Mimms, National JournalTue, 21 Oct 2014 12:32:13 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/homeland-security-announces-travel-restrictions-stall-ebola-outbreak/97001/ManagementHomeland Security chief Jeh Johnson announced the plan Tuesday.Kelly Lowery/Defense Department$7 Billion Bid to Wean Afghanistan From Opium Trade Is a Busthttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/7-billion-bid-wean-afghanistan-opium-trade-bust/96998/Special inspector general reports poppy farming levels are at an all-time high.Charles S. ClarkTue, 21 Oct 2014 12:24:04 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/7-billion-bid-wean-afghanistan-opium-trade-bust/96998/ManagementDefense Department file photoIs the Recovery Act a Model for the Ebola Response?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/recovery-act-model-ebola-response/96965/Sometimes it takes a dramatic crisis to make the government work better.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentTue, 21 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/recovery-act-model-ebola-response/96965/Management - Promising Practicesscenery2/Shutterstock.comWait, Why Another 'Czar'?http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/wait-why-another-czar/96926/To fight Ebola, President Obama has appointed the U.S.'s latest ... Russian emperor? Here's a brief history of a strange title.Megan Garber, The AtlanticMon, 20 Oct 2014 15:46:58 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/wait-why-another-czar/96926/ManagementCzar Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, was the final Russian Czar.UK Royal Collection/Public DomainOverall Morale at VA Dips, Along With Faith in Leaders http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/overall-morale-va-dips-along-faith-leaders/96911/Agency employees report a strong sense of mission and enthusiasm for their work despite challenges.Kellie LunneyMon, 20 Oct 2014 15:09:20 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/overall-morale-va-dips-along-faith-leaders/96911/ManagementVA chief Bob McDonald holds a town hall meeting in Washington. The viewpoint survey was conducted before McDonald took over and made an effort to improve morale. Robert Turtil/VAFacebook to Feds: Stop Impersonating Our Usershttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/facebook-feds-stop-impersonating-our-users/96863/The social network accused the DEA of threatening "the integrity of our community" by pretending to be a New York woman on the site.Dustin VolzMon, 20 Oct 2014 09:56:21 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/facebook-feds-stop-impersonating-our-users/96863/ManagementGil C / Shutterstock.comBuild a Better Brainstormhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/build-better-brainstorm/96848/Want to bring more ideas to the table? There’s an app for that.Fred SchmalzMon, 20 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/build-better-brainstorm/96848/Management - Promising PracticesBrian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comAmid Ebola Scare, CDC Falls in Public’s Esteemhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/amid-ebola-scare-cdc-falls-publics-esteem/96854/Poll shows FBI as only civilian agency respected by majority of Americans.Charles S. ClarkMon, 20 Oct 2014 08:42:03 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/amid-ebola-scare-cdc-falls-publics-esteem/96854/ManagementCenters for Disease Control and Prevention file photoWhite House Sheep, a Historyhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/white-house-sheep-history/96794/In 1918, President Wilson wanted sheep. But trouble lurked.Brian Resnick, National JournalSat, 18 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/white-house-sheep-history/96794/ManagementLibrary of CongressU.S. Hospitals Aren't 'Ebola-Ready'http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/us-hospitals-arent-ebola-ready/96791/Healthcare workers say they're far from prepared to treat a patient with the virus.Olga Khazan, The AtlanticFri, 17 Oct 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/us-hospitals-arent-ebola-ready/96791/ManagementMedical staff in protective gear escort Nina Pham to a plane at Dallas' Love Field.Tony Gutierrez/APWhat Exactly Does an Administration 'Czar' Do?http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/what-exactly-does-administration-czar-do/96788/President Obama is expected to name a new Ebola czar. A look at his administration’s past crisis czars gives some indication of how that will work out.Lucia Graves, Emma Roller, and Rebecca Nelson, National JournalFri, 17 Oct 2014 15:25:46 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/what-exactly-does-administration-czar-do/96788/ManagementAndrea Izzotti/Shutterstock.comOptimism Is the Enemy of Actionhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/optimism-enemy-action/96728/Positive thinking can hinder more than it helps by zapping people's motivation to work toward their goals.Magdalena Puniewska, The AtlanticFri, 17 Oct 2014 15:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/optimism-enemy-action/96728/Management - Promising Practicesalexsvirid/Shutterstock.comLaptops, Confidential Documents Left Sitting Out in GSA’s New Open Officehttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/laptops-confidential-documents-left-sitting-out-gsas-new-open-office/96758/Watchdog’s surprise inspection uncovers performance reviews and contractor selection reports on desks.Charles S. ClarkFri, 17 Oct 2014 13:48:46 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/laptops-confidential-documents-left-sitting-out-gsas-new-open-office/96758/Managementyuki33 / Shutterstock.com