Government Executive - Promising Practices forum for government's best ideas and most innovative leaders.en-usThu, 26 Mar 2015 15:15:42 -0400Five of Government's Top Social Media Accounts agencies offer models for building a trusted brand online.Chelsea MatzenThu, 26 Mar 2015 15:15:42 -0400 - Promising PracticesQuka/Shutterstock.comBatter Up: 5 Things Workforce Planners Can Learn From Fantasy Baseball the best people for your team isn't a one-and-done event.Paul EderWed, 25 Mar 2015 12:58:19 -0400 - Promising PracticesBrocreative/Shutterstock.comSeeking Ambassadors of Performance and Results aims to build a culture of data-based decision-making.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentTue, 24 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0400 - Promising Practiceshxdbzxy/Shutterstock.comSix Things You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Less to Be More Productive time out to focus and become a better leader.Mary Jo AsmusMon, 23 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0400 - Promising Practicesleungchopan/Shutterstock.comAll the Reasons Why Emotionally Intelligent People Are So Happy at Work yourself happy doesn’t just improve your performance; it’s also good for your health.Travis Bradberry, QuartzMon, 23 Mar 2015 10:27:29 -0400 - Promising Practicesdocstockmedia/Shutterstock.comOn the Use of Memes in Government Communication't rely on cat pictures, and humor can be tricky.Dannielle BlumenthalFri, 20 Mar 2015 15:09:20 -0400 - Promising PracticesJStone / Shutterstock.comWhen Fatigue Boosts Creativity of the time, we do better on tasks when we're most awake. 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BernardThu, 19 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesFeng Yu/Shutterstock.comInfluence: The Ultimate Power Tool ways to persuade others toward a common goal.Robert CialdiniWed, 18 Mar 2015 16:39:08 -0400 - Promising Practices jijomathaidesigners/Shutterstock.comLearning From Mistakes Can Catapult Your Career ways to diagnose the problem and fix it for good., QuartzWed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0400 - Promising Practicesbikeriderlondon/Shutterstock.comWhat is a Stakeholder? 6 Things You Should Know goal is not to make everyone happy, but to succeed.Alan Pentz, Corner AllianceWed, 18 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesiQoncept/Shutterstock.comBuilding Inclusive Diversity: More Than Numbers data-driven expertise and collaborative thinking to mold a workforce that looks like America.Katherine Archuleta, Office of Personnel ManagementTue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesMellimage/Shutterstock.comYou Are Almost Certainly Starting Salary Negotiations Wrong is much more important.Max Nisen, QuartzTue, 17 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0400 - Promising Practicesdvande/​Five Ways to Avoid GAO’s High-Risk List challenge isn’t just performance measurement, but also communication.Robin CamaroteTue, 17 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesCJansuebsri/Shutterstock.comHow to Manage Up Without Ever Leaving Your Cubicle don't need direct reports to be a leader, just follow these four simple steps.Harry Kraemer, QuartzMon, 16 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesHurst Photo/Shutterstock.comPeople Who Use Firefox or Chrome Are Better Employees another reason to shun Microsoft's Internet Explorer.Joe Pinsker, The AtlanticMon, 16 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesJojje/Shutterstock.comThe Casual Workplace is Making Sexual Harassment Harder to Identify departure from a Mad Men-style office culture hasn't eradicated sexual harassment, it's just made it more difficult to spot.Vivian Giang, QuartzMon, 16 Mar 2015 10:16:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesKPG Payless2/Shutterstock.comHow to Turn Government Debt into an Asset agencies can extract revenue from uncollected fines and fees.​Barbara RiveraMon, 16 Mar 2015 10:13:02 -0400 - Promising PracticesStephen VanHorn/Shutterstock.comWill Smart Robots Take Your Job? ways to strengthen the skill set that could save your career.Edward D. HessFri, 13 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesVladimir Nikitin/Shutterstock.comWhat Does It Really Take to Get Things Done?, research shows why cross-functional collaboration is so important.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentFri, 13 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0400 - Promising Practicesarka38/Shutterstock.comEmail Lets Other People Schedule Your Life—Here’s How to Stop It checking our inbox makes us stupid.Phil Simon, QuartzThu, 12 Mar 2015 13:09:44 -0400 - Promising PracticesNOBUHIRO ASADA/shutterstock.comHow Not to Be a Rotten Co-Worker colleagues can spoil work on many levels. Don't be one of them.Marla GottschalkThu, 12 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesSyaheir Azizan/Shutterstock.comWhat Do Data Analytics Have to Do With the Way You Play the Game? answer might surprise federal program managers.Ryan Felts, Corner AllianceWed, 11 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesBNMK0819/ShutterstockThe Best or Worst: Government Has a Choice people, not systems, makes the difference.Howard RisherWed, 11 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesTeerapun/Shutterstock.comThe Power of 'Good Enough' settling can make people happier and more satisfied than gunning for "the best"Olga Khazan, The AtlanticTue, 10 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0400 - Promising Practices Viktor1/