Government Executive - Promising Practiceshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/A forum for government's best ideas and most innovative leaders.en-usThu, 17 Apr 2014 17:03:50 -0400Is Multitasking Slowing You Down?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/multitasking-slowing-you-down/82762/Pivoting between projects can be inefficient and demoralizing.Jessica LoveThu, 17 Apr 2014 17:03:50 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/multitasking-slowing-you-down/82762/Management - Promising Practices SkegbyV/Shutterstock.comThe Complete Guide to Structuring Your Ideal Work Dayhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/complete-guide-structuring-your-ideal-work-day/82720/Here’s our take on a top-notch schedule to maximize your productivity and happiness.Rachel Feltman, QuartzThu, 17 Apr 2014 15:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/complete-guide-structuring-your-ideal-work-day/82720/Management - Promising Practicesiluistrator/Shutterstock.comAre Your Employees Incompetent? 4 Reasons Whyhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/are-your-employees-incompetent-4-reasons-why/82699/The answers may change the way you lead.Alan Pentz, Corner AllianceThu, 17 Apr 2014 09:32:58 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/are-your-employees-incompetent-4-reasons-why/82699/Management - Promising Practicessharpshutter/Shutterstock.com4 Ways the Workplace Has Become More Dangeroushttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/4-ways-workplace-has-become-more-dangerous/82669/Tips for preventing and handling threats and violence on the job.Harold ValentineWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:22:42 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/4-ways-workplace-has-become-more-dangerous/82669/Management - Promising Practicesnito/Shutterstock.comThe Confidence Gaphttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/confidence-gap/82642/Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why, and what to do about it.Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, The AtlanticWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:18:34 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/confidence-gap/82642/Management - Promising PracticesRob Bayer/Shutterstock.comHow 'Monsters, Inc.' Met Priority Goalshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/how-monsters-inc-met-priority-goals/82603/What agencies can learn from Pixar about effective progress reviews.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentWed, 16 Apr 2014 09:27:30 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/how-monsters-inc-met-priority-goals/82603/Management - Promising PracticesPaul Sakuma/APThe Best Measure of an Employee Is How Well She Mentors Othershttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/best-measure-employee-how-well-she-mentors-others/82561/What have you done for others lately?Max Nisen, QuartzTue, 15 Apr 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/best-measure-employee-how-well-she-mentors-others/82561/Management - Promising PracticesLightspring/Shutterstock.comOur Cubicles, Ourselves: How the Modern Office Shapes American Lifehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/our-cubicles-ourselves-how-modern-office-shapes-american-life/82552/How did we come to work in spaces that make us so miserable?Rebecca J. Rosen, The AtlanticTue, 15 Apr 2014 12:44:04 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/our-cubicles-ourselves-how-modern-office-shapes-american-life/82552/Management - Promising Practices Media Bakery13/Shutterstock.com3 Tips for Effective Interagency Collaborationhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/3-tips-effective-interagency-collaboration/82426/In the territorial push for resources, sharing can be a hard sell.Clare Gallaher, Corner AllianceMon, 14 Apr 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/3-tips-effective-interagency-collaboration/82426/Management - Promising Practicesalphaspirit/Shutterstock.comWhat Turns a Perfectionist Into a Lunatichttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/what-turns-perfectionist-lunatic/82471/Yelling might be a little more accepted in sports than in other workplaces, but a boss’s poor anger management can affect the performance of subordinates.Nick Stockton, QuartzMon, 14 Apr 2014 12:56:45 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/what-turns-perfectionist-lunatic/82471/Management - Promising PracticesOdua Images/Shutterstock.comYou Can Now Reprogram Your Sleep Patterns With Your iPhone When You Travelhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/you-can-now-reprogram-your-sleep-patterns-your-iphone-when-you-travel/82378/A new app can help you adjust to jet lag and a changing schedule much faster.Nick Stockton, QuartzFri, 11 Apr 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/you-can-now-reprogram-your-sleep-patterns-your-iphone-when-you-travel/82378/Management - Promising PracticesBlend Images/Shutterstock.comWhy Data Sharing Is the Future of Governmenthttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/data-sharing-future-government/82327/Communication across all levels of government will be key to effective operations and services.Ross GianfortuneFri, 11 Apr 2014 12:53:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/data-sharing-future-government/82327/Management - Promising PracticesAdopting Best Practices Can Be a Bad Ideahttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/adopting-best-practices-can-be-bad-idea/82288/Just because it worked somewhere else, doesn't mean it will work for your agency.Jackson NickersonFri, 11 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/adopting-best-practices-can-be-bad-idea/82288/Management - Promising PracticesThe Most Valuable Management Degree Doesn’t Existhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/most-valuable-management-degree-doesnt-exist/82279/To make organizations more effective, we need data-driven leaders.Adam Grant, The Wharton SchoolThu, 10 Apr 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/most-valuable-management-degree-doesnt-exist/82279/Management - Promising Practices Ismagilov/Shutterstock.comSweden: The New Laboratory for a Six-Hour Work Dayhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/sweden-new-laboratory-six-hour-work-day/82294/Officials hope less time at the office will make workers healthier and more productive.Uri Friedman, The AtlanticThu, 10 Apr 2014 13:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/sweden-new-laboratory-six-hour-work-day/82294/Management - Promising PracticesThe building of the Ministry of the Environment in Stockholm, Sweden.Flickr user Arjan RichterInnovation Lessons Down Underhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/innovation-lessons-down-under/82267/How the Australian Public Service built an institutional framework that empowers change.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentThu, 10 Apr 2014 11:21:17 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/innovation-lessons-down-under/82267/Management - Promising PracticesAnton Balazh/Shutterstock.com8 Ways We Bring Our Co-Workers Downhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/8-ways-we-bring-our-co-workers-down/82240/How to shake 'attitude brands' that can damage your career.Jude BijouWed, 09 Apr 2014 17:48:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/8-ways-we-bring-our-co-workers-down/82240/Management - Promising PracticesThe right attitude can make all the difference in the workplace.i3alda/Shutterstock.comThe Unexpected Benefit of Telling People What Their Coworkers Makehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/unexpected-benefit-telling-people-what-their-coworkers-make/82195/Advocates for pay disclosure typically focus on the advantage it gives to women in negotiating for equal pay. But new research suggests that companies might be the real winners.Emiliano Huet-Vaughn, The AtlanticWed, 09 Apr 2014 15:49:59 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/unexpected-benefit-telling-people-what-their-coworkers-make/82195/Management - Promising PracticesAndy Dean Photography/Shutterstock.comHow to Avoid Hiring Selfish Peoplehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/how-avoid-hiring-selfish-people/82192/Look for employees who help people, share credit, and mentor colleagues, without the expectation of payback.Max Nisen, QuartzWed, 09 Apr 2014 15:26:32 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/how-avoid-hiring-selfish-people/82192/Management - Promising PracticesSingkham/Shutterstock.comHow I Lead: Listen, Breathe and Then Ask Questionshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/how-i-lead-listen-breathe-and-then-ask-questions/82108/Insights from Melanie Keller, associate director for management at FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.Lynnie Martin, Young Government LeadersWed, 09 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/how-i-lead-listen-breathe-and-then-ask-questions/82108/Management - Promising PracticesHow to Tap Military Experience for Executive Jobshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/tapping-military-experience-executive-jobs/82090/Free program helps veterans transition to civilian careers.Erica JeffriesTue, 08 Apr 2014 15:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/tapping-military-experience-executive-jobs/82090/Management - Promising PracticesUnited States Army file photoHow to Break Up the Old Boys’ Club in Your Officehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/how-break-old-boys-club-your-office/82087/The composition of employees looks different than it used to. So why should we still play by the rules and expectations of the Old Boys’ Club?Audrey S. Lee, QuartzTue, 08 Apr 2014 13:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/how-break-old-boys-club-your-office/82087/Management - Promising PracticesEverett Collection/Shutterstock.comSupervisors Hold the Keys to the New World Orderhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/supervisors-hold-keys-new-world-order/82066/Managing teams is no longer about taking control, it's about giving it.Howard RisherTue, 08 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/supervisors-hold-keys-new-world-order/82066/Management - Promising PracticesStocksnapper/Shutterstock.comThe Reality of How We Focushttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/reality-how-we-focus/82006/Our perception changes as we shift our attention from one thing to another.Nick Stockton, QuartzMon, 07 Apr 2014 13:03:41 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/reality-how-we-focus/82006/Management - Promising PracticesPressmaster/Shutterstock.comA Guide for Innovative Public Servantshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/guide-innovative-public-servants/81931/How to jump the bureaucratic hurdles and inspire change at your agency.Gadi Ben-Yehuda, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentMon, 07 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/guide-innovative-public-servants/81931/Management - Promising PracticesLightspring/Shutterstock.com