Government Executive - Managementhttp://www.govexec.com/management/News and analysis about running federal operationsen-usThu, 31 Jul 2014 16:00:00 -0400Facebook Alert: You’re Not My Friendhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/facebook-alert-youre-not-my-friend/90209/If you're a second cousin's high school classmate, here are some rules about using that term.Adam Grant, The Wharton SchoolThu, 31 Jul 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/facebook-alert-youre-not-my-friend/90209/Management - Promising PracticesBullying, Threats and Chaos at Safety Agencyhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/bullying-threats-and-chaos-safety-agency/90194/Chemical Safety Board Chief Rafael Moure-Eraso continues to face accusations of misconduct.Jason Plautz, National JournalThu, 31 Jul 2014 14:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/bullying-threats-and-chaos-safety-agency/90194/ManagementRafael Moure-Eraso is accused of fomenting a culture of bullying during his time as CSB director.Flickr user ctsenatedemsRequiem for a Nightmarehttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/requiem-nightmare/90179/The fate of the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover Building—maybe the most despised structure in Washington, D.C.—is virtually sealed.Kriston Capps, CityLabThu, 31 Jul 2014 13:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/requiem-nightmare/90179/ManagementMark Van Scyoc/Shutterstock.comNo Matter What Anyone Tells You, Guys: Sweatpants Are Not The New Jeanshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/no-matter-what-anyone-tells-you-guys-sweatpants-are-not-new-jeans/90167/The truth is, adults look better in pants with some structure.Jenni Avins, QuartzThu, 31 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/no-matter-what-anyone-tells-you-guys-sweatpants-are-not-new-jeans/90167/Management - Promising PracticesPut on some real pants. JPagetRFPhotos/Shutterstock.comPeace Corps Pulls Volunteers from West Africa After Two Exposed to Ebolahttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/peace-corps-pulls-volunteers-west-africa-after-two-exposed-ebola/90185/Situation is the largest known outbreak on record with roughly 700 deaths across West Africa.Adam Chandler, The WireThu, 31 Jul 2014 11:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/peace-corps-pulls-volunteers-west-africa-after-two-exposed-ebola/90185/ManagementA doctor works in Guinea’s forest region during the Ebola outbreak in March.EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil ProtectionFeds Are Feeling More Out of Touch With Their Managershttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/feds-are-feeling-more-out-touch-their-managers/90182/Study links to declining satisfaction with internal communications to overall drop in employee morale.Charles S. ClarkThu, 31 Jul 2014 10:32:04 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/feds-are-feeling-more-out-touch-their-managers/90182/Managementjorgen mcleman/Shutterstock.comHow I Lead: Building Trust and Communication Between Teamshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/how-i-lead-building-trust-and-communication-between-teams/90107/A conversation with HHS executive Ken Sosne.Lynnie MartinThu, 31 Jul 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/how-i-lead-building-trust-and-communication-between-teams/90107/Management - Promising PracticesObama Asks the GOP to 'Stop Hating All the Time'http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/obama-asks-gop-stop-hating-all-time/90113/The president says that “we could do so much more if Congress would come on and help out a little bit."Arit John, The WireWed, 30 Jul 2014 17:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/obama-asks-gop-stop-hating-all-time/90113/ManagementFrederic Legrand/Shutterstock.comThe Surgeon General Seriously Wants You to Stop Tanninghttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/surgeon-general-seriously-wants-you-stop-tanning/90119/Report condemns both outdoor and indoor tanning.Shirley Li, The WireWed, 30 Jul 2014 16:58:26 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/surgeon-general-seriously-wants-you-stop-tanning/90119/Managementhaveseen/Shutterstock.comMaking Good Mistakeshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/making-good-mistakes/90080/When you fail (and you will), do it for the right reasons.Art PettyWed, 30 Jul 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/making-good-mistakes/90080/Management - Promising PracticesSmit/Shutterstock.com21 Emails From the Democratic Party About Impeachmenthttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/21-emails-democratic-party-about-impeachment/90110/President Obama's supporters are using fringe threats as a potent fundraising tool. Here's what it looks like.David A. Graham, The WireWed, 30 Jul 2014 15:52:57 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/21-emails-democratic-party-about-impeachment/90110/ManagementBill Clinton is the most recent president to be impeached.spirit of america/Shutterstock.com file photoWho Wins in the Name Game?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/who-wins-name-game/90089/From dating to job prospects, a name has remarkable power over the path of its owner's life.Cody C. Delistraty, The AtlanticWed, 30 Jul 2014 15:10:02 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/who-wins-name-game/90089/Management - Promising PracticesFlickr user chachlateLawmaker: VA Alone Is Sitting on $2B in Underused Property http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/lawmaker-va-alone-sitting-2b-underused-property/90083/House Oversight panel decries 7,000 in unneeded federal assets worth $350 billion.Charles S. ClarkWed, 30 Jul 2014 14:13:12 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/lawmaker-va-alone-sitting-2b-underused-property/90083/ManagementRep. John Mica, R-Fla., says the new tally is “unacceptable.”J. Scott Applewhite/APMitch McConnell's Musical Attack on EPAhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/mitch-mcconnells-musical-attack-epa/90053/The Senate minority leader recruited a reality-TV singer to fight the climate rules.Jason Plautz, National JournalWed, 30 Jul 2014 13:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/mitch-mcconnells-musical-attack-epa/90053/ManagementJimmy Rose was a contestant on the eighth season of America's Got Talent.Debby Wong/Shutterstock.comDitch the Memo for a Dashboard: How to Show Your Program's Progresshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/ditch-memo-dashboard-how-show-your-programs-progress/90026/Tell your story with infographics that link metrics and chief indicators.Arleta Cobb, Corner AllianceWed, 30 Jul 2014 12:09:53 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/ditch-memo-dashboard-how-show-your-programs-progress/90026/Management - Promising PracticesAs Ebola Outbreak Spreads in West Africa, U.S. Scientists Look for Curehttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/ebola-outbreak-spreads-west-africa-us-scientists-look-cure/90068/Just over a dozen American laboratories can experiment with the deadly virus, and one in Texas reports some promise in animal studies.Marina Koren, National JournalWed, 30 Jul 2014 10:54:44 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/ebola-outbreak-spreads-west-africa-us-scientists-look-cure/90068/ManagementEbola broke out in Guinea in March, and has now spread across borders to Sierra Leone and other countries in West Africa. Flickr user European Commission DG ECHOWhat Corporate America Is Learning About Keeping Workers Happy http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/what-corporate-america-learning-about-keeping-workers-happy/90065/Organizations with ample perks outperform those without and retain better talent.Derek Thompson, The AtlanticWed, 30 Jul 2014 10:33:32 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/what-corporate-america-learning-about-keeping-workers-happy/90065/Management - Promising PracticesAndrey_Popov/Shutterstock.comThe Things You Don't Know About the Nixon Tapeshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/things-you-dont-know-about-nixon-tapes/89984/Forty years after Watergate, two new books show how little we knew about the disgraced president.Evan Thomas, The AtlanticTue, 29 Jul 2014 18:04:12 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/things-you-dont-know-about-nixon-tapes/89984/ManagementPresident Nixon, with edited transcripts of Nixon White House Tape conversations during broadcast of his address to the Nation in 1974.Wikimedia CommonsMeet the Man Now Responsible for Solving the VA Crisishttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/meet-man-now-responsible-solving-va-crisis/90020/Robert McDonald got overwhelming bipartisan support during his Senate confirmation vote Tuesday.Jordain Carney, National JournalTue, 29 Jul 2014 17:32:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/meet-man-now-responsible-solving-va-crisis/90020/ManagementCharles Dharapak/APMaryland and Virginia Still Both in Running for New FBI Headquartershttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/maryland-and-virginia-still-both-running-new-fbi-headquarters/89993/GSA releases short list of finalists for move from obsolete downtown Hoover building.Charles S. ClarkTue, 29 Jul 2014 16:37:57 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/maryland-and-virginia-still-both-running-new-fbi-headquarters/89993/ManagementCurrent headquarters has been deemed too small and ill-equipped to accommodate new technology needs. Mark Van Scyoc/Shutterstock.comThe President of the United States Does Not Control the Economyhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/president-united-states-does-not-control-economy/89978/A newly updated paper shows that the economy has reliably grown faster under Democratic presidents than Republicans. But what does that really tell us?Derek Thompson, The AtlanticTue, 29 Jul 2014 15:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/president-united-states-does-not-control-economy/89978/ManagementJimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and the Obamas commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in August.spirit of america/Shutterstock.comInnovation the NASA Way: What’s Your Mission?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/innovation-nasa-way-whats-your-mission/89903/It doesn’t take a space race to inspire your team to think and act boldly.Rod PyleTue, 29 Jul 2014 10:39:33 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/innovation-nasa-way-whats-your-mission/89903/Management - Promising PracticesMedicare's Financial Picture Is Looking Betterhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/medicares-financial-picture-looking-better/89888/Independent actuaries said the program's trustees are too optimistic.Sam Baker, National JournalTue, 29 Jul 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/medicares-financial-picture-looking-better/89888/ManagementBurlingham/Shutterstock.com How to Overcome Your Fear of Thinkinghttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/07/how-overcome-your-fear-thinking/89846/Three ways to focus on tough challenges without having a panic attack.Scott EblinMon, 28 Jul 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/07/how-overcome-your-fear-thinking/89846/Management - Executive CoachRafael Ramirez Lee/Shutterstock.comCongress Tries to Cram in Border Response, VA Reforms Before Summer Recesshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/congress-tries-cram-border-response-va-reforms-summer-recess/89843/Hurdles remain before legislators leave for the summer.Billy House and Michael Catalini, National JournalMon, 28 Jul 2014 14:45:04 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/07/congress-tries-cram-border-response-va-reforms-summer-recess/89843/ManagementThe border fence separates Tijuana from California.United States Customs and Border Protection