Government Executive - Promising Practices forum for government's best ideas and most innovative leaders.en-usFri, 24 Oct 2014 16:00:00 -04003 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.comHow 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.comLeon Panetta’s Hard Lessons in Leadership the memoirs of Obama administration appointees.Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. 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Delistraty, The AtlanticThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesWarren Goldswain/Shutterstock.comHow to Write a Business Letter: Advice From the 18th Century too can sound like a rich, proper, old English gentleman with guidance from their charming correspondence manuals.Shannon Chamberlain, The AtlanticWed, 22 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesUK Portrait GalleryThe Introverted Face put serious weight on judgments of character based on facial structure alone.James Hamblin, MD, The AtlanticTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:39:38 -0400 - Promising Practicespatrice6000/Shutterstock.comIs the Recovery Act a Model for the Ebola Response? it takes a dramatic crisis to make the government work better.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentTue, 21 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0400 - Promising Practicesscenery2/Shutterstock.comBuild a Better Brainstorm to bring more ideas to the table? There’s an app for that.Fred SchmalzMon, 20 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesBrian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comOptimism Is the Enemy of Action thinking can hinder more than it helps by zapping people's motivation to work toward their goals.Magdalena Puniewska, The AtlanticFri, 17 Oct 2014 15:00:00 -0400 - Promising Practicesalexsvirid/Shutterstock.comJob Requirements: 'Good Feet, Eyesight, and a Trim Figure', the good old days, as viewed through 1950s help-wanted adsOlga Khazan, The AtlanticFri, 17 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesTelephone operators work in Seattle in 1952.Seattle Municipal ArchivesHow to Think Strategically as a Leader jumping to a solution, you could be missing the real problem.Jackson NickersonFri, 17 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesMorale Problems? What Would Your Employees Do? performance starts with winning hearts and minds.Howard RisherThu, 16 Oct 2014 16:00:00 -0400 - Promising Practicesalphaspirit/Shutterstock.comAmericans Prefer Male Bosses, Even though Women are Better for Business the popularity of women bosses has improved since the 1950s, it hasn’t changed much in this century.Sonali Kohli, QuartzThu, 16 Oct 2014 14:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesSergey Nivens/Shutterstock.comDrinking Coffee, for Your Health suggests that a person's consumption of the beverage is determined in part by his or her DNA—and that its benefits could extend beyond a caffeine buzz.Andrew Giambrone, The AtlanticThu, 16 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesPhotoXpressData Is Driving STEM Recruitment heat maps to workforce demographics, the search for talent is on.Katherine Archuleta, Office of Personnel ManagementThu, 16 Oct 2014 10:02:23 -0400 - Promising Practiceskangshutters/Shutterstock.comBad Meetings Aren't Just Boring cost a lot of money too.Max Nisen, QuartzWed, 15 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesKhakimullin Aleksandr/Shutterstock.comLet’s Give Federal Leaders the Digital Toolkit They Need access to social media and analytics is vital.Alan Pentz, Corner AllianceWed, 15 Oct 2014 16:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesNOBUHIRO ASADA/Shutterstock.com7 Ways to Succeed at Something You Know Nothing About you’re thinking about it and dreaming about it, take the leap.Michaelan Moore, Elite DailyWed, 15 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesJulie Vader/Shutterstock.comWhy Isn’t Performance Information Being Used? back the layers of organizational culture.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentTue, 14 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesNonwarit/Shutterstock.comWhy New Ideas Fail think they like creativity. But teachers, scientists, and executives are biased against new ways of thinking.Derek Thompson, The AtlanticFri, 10 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesPeshkova/Shutterstock.com6 Legit Ways to Move More During Work to avoid death by sitting.Fran Melmed, Greatist.comFri, 10 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesRawpixel/Shutterstock.com3 Tips for Building a Government Content Strategy engagement starts with the basics.Alan Pentz, Corner AllianceThu, 09 Oct 2014 16:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesJirsak/ShutterstockCool Videos: Rapping for Research NIH Common Fund puts on the moves for scientific breakthroughs.Dr. Francis Collins, National Institutes of Health Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesMonika Wisniewska/Shutterstock.comThe World's Second-Richest Man Thinks Everybody Should Work Less proposal: 11 hours a day, three days a weekSonali Kohli, QuartzWed, 08 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -0400 - Promising PracticesCarlos Slim is the head of Grupo Carso and one of the richest men in the world.José Cruz/ABr