Government Executive - Managementhttp://www.govexec.com/management/News and analysis about running federal operationsen-usThu, 30 Oct 2014 16:06:03 -0400Just Looking at Cash Makes People Selfish and Less Socialhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/just-looking-cash-makes-people-selfish-and-less-social/97835/Money 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 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/just-looking-cash-makes-people-selfish-and-less-social/97835/Management - Promising Practicesisak55/Shutterstock.comTeam Obama Isn't Blinking on Cutting Carbonhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/team-obama-isnt-blinking-cutting-carbon/97829/Even 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 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/team-obama-isnt-blinking-cutting-carbon/97829/ManagementPhotoXpressDirector Who Modernized the Federal Register Departs Fridayhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/director-who-modernized-federal-register-departs-friday/97751/Charley Barth took pride in "digital democracy."Charles S. ClarkWed, 29 Oct 2014 17:09:35 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/director-who-modernized-federal-register-departs-friday/97751/ManagementCharley BarthNational Archives via YouTubeHow Low Would You Go to Get Ahead?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/how-low-would-you-go-get-ahead/97703/Why leaders need to discourage cutthroat behavior among colleagues.Robert D. Behn, John F. Kennedy School of GovernmentWed, 29 Oct 2014 12:02:54 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/how-low-would-you-go-get-ahead/97703/Management - Promising PracticesOlinchuk/Shutterstock.comKirsten Gillibrand: It's 'Vital' That a Woman Becomes President in 2016http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/kirsten-gillibrand-its-vital-woman-becomes-president-2016/97625/The 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 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/kirsten-gillibrand-its-vital-woman-becomes-president-2016/97625/ManagementManuel Balce Ceneta/AP file photoSnail Mail Gets Slower: Why USPS Is Missing Its Own Mail Delivery Goals http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/snail-mail-gets-slower-why-usps-missing-its-own-mail-delivery-goals/97631/Disagreement 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 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/snail-mail-gets-slower-why-usps-missing-its-own-mail-delivery-goals/97631/ManagementI. Grasbergs / Shutterstock.comCan Twitter Solve Hillary Clinton's Relatability Problem?http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/can-twitter-solve-hillary-clintons-relatability-problem/97622/The 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 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/can-twitter-solve-hillary-clintons-relatability-problem/97622/ManagementKevin Lamarque/AP file photoCreative Minds: Tackling Chemotherapy Resistancehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/creative-minds-tackling-chemotherapy-resistance/97577/One 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 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/creative-minds-tackling-chemotherapy-resistance/97577/Management - Promising Practicessfam_photo/Shutterstock.comThree Former Policy Czars Offer Advice for Ebola Point Man Ron Klainhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/three-former-policy-czars-offer-advice-ebola-point-man-ron-klain/97586/9/11, Katrina and AIDS czars share their frustrations, rewards and distaste for the title.Charles S. ClarkTue, 28 Oct 2014 12:38:14 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/three-former-policy-czars-offer-advice-ebola-point-man-ron-klain/97586/ManagementAdm. 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 Staffershttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/7-tips-accommodating-your-older-staffers/97541/How to keep seasoned veterans on the job longer.Ruth W. Crocker Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/7-tips-accommodating-your-older-staffers/97541/Management - Promising Practicesbikeriderlondon/Shutterstock.comTake the Time to Focus Inhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/10/take-time-focus/97529/Unlocking fond memories can help you see what other aspects of your life need attention.Scott EblinMon, 27 Oct 2014 17:06:37 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/10/take-time-focus/97529/Management - Executive CoachKuzma/Shutterstock.comWill Washington Overrule Governors on Ebola Quarantines?http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/will-washington-overrule-governors-ebola-quarantines/97526/The 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 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/will-washington-overrule-governors-ebola-quarantines/97526/ManagementNew 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 Agencieshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/mixed-verdict-customer-service-five-agencies/97490/Only Customs and Border Protection is fully transparent about its standards, GAO finds.Charles S. ClarkMon, 27 Oct 2014 14:01:17 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/mixed-verdict-customer-service-five-agencies/97490/ManagementHABRDA/Shutterstock.comThe Psych Ward for People Who Broke Into the White Househttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/psych-ward-people-who-broke-white-house/97436/For 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 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/psych-ward-people-who-broke-white-house/97436/ManagementOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comCreating Innovation Offices That Workhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/creating-innovation-offices-work/97457/Six 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 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/creating-innovation-offices-work/97457/Management - Promising Practicesdocstockmedia/Shutterstock.comGraffiti Artist 'Creepytings' Is Defacing National Parkshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/graffiti-artist-creepytings-defacing-national-parks/97379/As 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 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/graffiti-artist-creepytings-defacing-national-parks/97379/ManagementThe artist defaced Telescope Peak in Death Valley National Park.Wikimedia CommonsWhere to Find the Government’s Happiest Employeeshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/where-find-governments-happiest-employees/97385/Science agencies once again boast the most content workers, according to a new survey.Kellie LunneyFri, 24 Oct 2014 16:50:29 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/where-find-governments-happiest-employees/97385/ManagementExpedition 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 Healthyhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/3-tips-keep-your-research-and-development-budget-healthy/97283/You can't do it all, so focus on what your agency does best.Alan Pentz, Corner AllianceFri, 24 Oct 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/3-tips-keep-your-research-and-development-budget-healthy/97283/Management - Promising Practiceswk1003mike/Shutterstock.comHere's a Photo of President Obama Hugging a Nurse Who Survived Ebolahttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/heres-photo-president-obama-hugging-nurse-who-survived-ebola/97376/It's been a whirlwind month for Nina Pham.Emma Roller, National JournalFri, 24 Oct 2014 15:52:24 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/heres-photo-president-obama-hugging-nurse-who-survived-ebola/97376/ManagementEvan Vucci/APHow Retirement Was Inventedhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/how-retirement-was-invented/97331/The earliest schemes for financial support in old age were pegged to life expectancy.Sarah Laskow, The AtlanticFri, 24 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/how-retirement-was-invented/97331/Management - Promising PracticesDiego Cervo/Shutterstock.comWill Obama Fire Staff After Election Day? Probably Not.http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/will-obama-fire-staff-after-election-day-probably-not/97328/Past 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 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/will-obama-fire-staff-after-election-day-probably-not/97328/ManagementAmerican Spirit / Shutterstock.comLeon Panetta’s Hard Lessons in Leadershiphttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/leon-panettas-hard-lessons-leadership/97274/From the memoirs of Obama administration appointees.Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. AbramsonFri, 24 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/leon-panettas-hard-lessons-leadership/97274/Management - Promising PracticesBurden 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.com