Government Executive - Management and analysis about running federal operationsen-usThu, 30 Oct 2014 16:06:03 -0400Just Looking at Cash Makes People Selfish and Less Social might not be the root of all evil, but it is the root of some.Joe Pinsker, The AtlanticThu, 30 Oct 2014 16:06:03 -0400 - Promising Practicesisak55/Shutterstock.comTeam Obama Isn't Blinking on Cutting Carbon under the threat of a Republican Congress, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz insists the White House will keep pushing for lower emissions.David A. Graham, The AtlanticThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:53:22 -0400 Who Modernized the Federal Register Departs Friday Barth took pride in "digital democracy."Charles S. ClarkWed, 29 Oct 2014 17:09:35 -0400 BarthNational Archives via YouTubeHow Low Would You Go to Get Ahead? leaders need to discourage cutthroat behavior among colleagues.Robert D. Behn, John F. Kennedy School of GovernmentWed, 29 Oct 2014 12:02:54 -0400 - Promising PracticesOlinchuk/Shutterstock.comKirsten Gillibrand: It's 'Vital' That a Woman Becomes President in 2016 junior senator from New York hopes it's Hillary Clinton, but she's positioning herself well if that doesn't happen.Rebecca Nelson, National JournalTue, 28 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0400 Balce Ceneta/AP file photoSnail Mail Gets Slower: Why USPS Is Missing Its Own Mail Delivery Goals abounds as the Postal Service blames bad weather, not job cuts and plant closures, for slower mail.Eric KatzTue, 28 Oct 2014 16:46:18 -0400 Grasbergs / Shutterstock.comCan Twitter Solve Hillary Clinton's Relatability Problem? former secretary of state has sometimes struggled to connect with voters on the stump. Maybe 140 characters suit her better.David Ludwig, The AtlanticTue, 28 Oct 2014 16:13:24 -0400 Lamarque/AP file photoCreative Minds: Tackling Chemotherapy Resistance young winner of the NIH director's award sets out to untangle a medical mystery.Dr. Francis Collins, National Institutes of Health Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:00:00 -0400 - Promising Practicessfam_photo/Shutterstock.comThree Former Policy Czars Offer Advice for Ebola Point Man Ron Klain, Katrina and AIDS czars share their frustrations, rewards and distaste for the title.Charles S. ClarkTue, 28 Oct 2014 12:38:14 -0400 Thad Allen, shown here during the 2010 BP oil spill. Allen also coordinated the response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Patrick Semansky/AP file photo7 Tips for Accommodating Your Older Staffers to keep seasoned veterans on the job longer.Ruth W. Crocker Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400 - Promising Practicesbikeriderlondon/Shutterstock.comTake the Time to Focus In fond memories can help you see what other aspects of your life need attention.Scott EblinMon, 27 Oct 2014 17:06:37 -0400 - Executive CoachKuzma/Shutterstock.comWill Washington Overrule Governors on Ebola Quarantines? White House said it was considering new federal policies after New York and New Jersey executives acted on their own.Russell Berman, The AtlanticMon, 27 Oct 2014 16:40:01 -0400 York Governor Andrew Cuomo, left, speaks as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie listens at a news conference, Friday.Mark Lennihan/APA Mixed Verdict on Customer Service at Five Agencies Customs and Border Protection is fully transparent about its standards, GAO finds.Charles S. ClarkMon, 27 Oct 2014 14:01:17 -0400 Psych Ward for People Who Broke Into the White House hundreds of years, people with mental illnesses have tried to visit the president—with many ending up in the same Washington hospital.Aaron Labaree, The AtlanticMon, 27 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0400 Cam/Shutterstock.comCreating Innovation Offices That Work model approaches for implementing ideas and how to measure success.Gadi Ben-Yehuda, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentMon, 27 Oct 2014 12:08:19 -0400 - Promising Practicesdocstockmedia/Shutterstock.comGraffiti Artist 'Creepytings' Is Defacing National Parks long as National Park Service budgets shrink, vandalism is going to be a feature of our favorite natural spaces.Kriston Capps, CityLabFri, 24 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -0400 artist defaced Telescope Peak in Death Valley National Park.Wikimedia CommonsWhere to Find the Government’s Happiest Employees agencies once again boast the most content workers, according to a new survey.Kellie LunneyFri, 24 Oct 2014 16:50:29 -0400 41 Flight Engineer Barry Wilmore of NASA prepares for his launch onboard the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft in September. NASA consistently ranks well on employee surveys. Joel Kowsky/NASA3 Tips for Keeping Your R Budget Healthy can't do it all, so focus on what your agency does best.Alan Pentz, Corner AllianceFri, 24 Oct 2014 16:00:00 -0400 - Promising Practiceswk1003mike/Shutterstock.comHere's a Photo of President Obama Hugging a Nurse Who Survived Ebola's been a whirlwind month for Nina Pham.Emma Roller, National JournalFri, 24 Oct 2014 15:52:24 -0400 Vucci/APHow Retirement Was Invented earliest schemes for financial support in old age were pegged to life expectancy.Sarah Laskow, The AtlanticFri, 24 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesDiego Cervo/Shutterstock.comWill Obama Fire Staff After Election Day? Probably Not. presidents have often responded to electoral drubbings by changing staff. Here's why this president won't.George E. Condon Jr., National JournalFri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0400 Spirit / Shutterstock.comLeon Panetta’s Hard Lessons in Leadership the memoirs of Obama administration appointees.Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. AbramsonFri, 24 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesBurden of Proof: The New Reality for Senior Execs at VA executives have few options under final reform rules.Eric KatzThu, 23 Oct 2014 17:16:42 -0400 / Shutterstock.comUSAID Watchdog Softened Audits, Whistleblowers Tell Post IG withdraws nomination in advance of report.Charles S. ClarkThu, 23 Oct 2014 15:22:28 -0400 IG Michael Carroll Flickr user OversightandReformEverything You Need to Know About Introverted Leaders introverted leaders build a structure that works for them.Max Nisen, QuartzThu, 23 Oct 2014 15:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesBill Gates has been described many times as an introverted leader.JStone /