Government Executive - Promising Practiceshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/A 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 Accountshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/five-governments-top-social-media-accounts/108538/Some agencies offer models for building a trusted brand online.Chelsea MatzenThu, 26 Mar 2015 15:15:42 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/five-governments-top-social-media-accounts/108538/Management - Promising PracticesQuka/Shutterstock.comBatter Up: 5 Things Workforce Planners Can Learn From Fantasy Baseballhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/batter-5-things-workforce-planners-can-learn-fantasy-baseball/108418/Drafting the best people for your team isn't a one-and-done event.Paul EderWed, 25 Mar 2015 12:58:19 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/batter-5-things-workforce-planners-can-learn-fantasy-baseball/108418/Management - Promising PracticesBrocreative/Shutterstock.comSeeking Ambassadors of Performance and Resultshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/seeking-ambassadors-performance-and-results/108208/Program 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 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/seeking-ambassadors-performance-and-results/108208/Management - Promising Practiceshxdbzxy/Shutterstock.comSix Things You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Less to Be More Productivehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/six-things-you-can-do-15-minutes-or-less-be-more-productive/108181/Take time out to focus and become a better leader.Mary Jo AsmusMon, 23 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/six-things-you-can-do-15-minutes-or-less-be-more-productive/108181/Management - Promising Practicesleungchopan/Shutterstock.comAll the Reasons Why Emotionally Intelligent People Are So Happy at Workhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/all-reasons-why-emotionally-intelligent-people-are-so-happy-work/108169/Making yourself happy doesn’t just improve your performance; it’s also good for your health.Travis Bradberry, QuartzMon, 23 Mar 2015 10:27:29 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/all-reasons-why-emotionally-intelligent-people-are-so-happy-work/108169/Management - Promising Practicesdocstockmedia/Shutterstock.comOn the Use of Memes in Government Communicationhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/use-memes-government-communication/108051/Don't rely on cat pictures, and humor can be tricky.Dannielle BlumenthalFri, 20 Mar 2015 15:09:20 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/use-memes-government-communication/108051/Management - Promising PracticesJStone / Shutterstock.comWhen Fatigue Boosts Creativityhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/when-fatigue-boosts-creativity/108054/Most of the time, we do better on tasks when we're most awake. 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BernardThu, 19 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/government-works-making-it-safe-report-bad-results/107907/Management - Promising PracticesFeng Yu/Shutterstock.comInfluence: The Ultimate Power Toolhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/influence-ultimate-power-tool/107892/Six ways to persuade others toward a common goal.Robert CialdiniWed, 18 Mar 2015 16:39:08 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/influence-ultimate-power-tool/107892/Management - Promising Practices jijomathaidesigners/Shutterstock.comLearning From Mistakes Can Catapult Your Careerhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/learning-mistakes-can-catapult-your-career/107832/Six ways to diagnose the problem and fix it for good., QuartzWed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/learning-mistakes-can-catapult-your-career/107832/Management - Promising Practicesbikeriderlondon/Shutterstock.comWhat is a Stakeholder? 6 Things You Should Knowhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/what-stakeholder-6-things-you-should-know/107778/The goal is not to make everyone happy, but to succeed.Alan Pentz, Corner AllianceWed, 18 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/what-stakeholder-6-things-you-should-know/107778/Management - Promising PracticesiQoncept/Shutterstock.comBuilding Inclusive Diversity: More Than Numbershttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/building-inclusive-diversity-more-numbers/107718/Using 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 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/building-inclusive-diversity-more-numbers/107718/Management - Promising PracticesMellimage/Shutterstock.comYou Are Almost Certainly Starting Salary Negotiations Wronghttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/you-are-almost-certainly-starting-salary-negotiations-wrong/107610/Range is much more important.Max Nisen, QuartzTue, 17 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/you-are-almost-certainly-starting-salary-negotiations-wrong/107610/Management - Promising Practicesdvande/Shutterstock.com​Five Ways to Avoid GAO’s High-Risk Listhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/five-ways-avoid-gaos-high-risk-list/107661/The challenge isn’t just performance measurement, but also communication.Robin CamaroteTue, 17 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/five-ways-avoid-gaos-high-risk-list/107661/Management - Promising PracticesCJansuebsri/Shutterstock.comHow to Manage Up Without Ever Leaving Your Cubiclehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/how-manage-without-ever-leaving-your-cubicle/107604/You don't need direct reports to be a leader, just follow these four simple steps.Harry Kraemer, QuartzMon, 16 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/how-manage-without-ever-leaving-your-cubicle/107604/Management - Promising PracticesHurst Photo/Shutterstock.comPeople Who Use Firefox or Chrome Are Better Employeeshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/people-who-use-firefox-or-chrome-are-better-employees/107595/Yet another reason to shun Microsoft's Internet Explorer.Joe Pinsker, The AtlanticMon, 16 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/people-who-use-firefox-or-chrome-are-better-employees/107595/Management - Promising PracticesJojje/Shutterstock.comThe Casual Workplace is Making Sexual Harassment Harder to Identifyhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/casual-workplace-making-sexual-harassment-harder-identify/107580/Our 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 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/casual-workplace-making-sexual-harassment-harder-identify/107580/Management - Promising PracticesKPG Payless2/Shutterstock.comHow to Turn Government Debt into an Assethttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/how-turn-government-debt-asset/107535/Cash-strapped agencies can extract revenue from uncollected fines and fees.​Barbara RiveraMon, 16 Mar 2015 10:13:02 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/how-turn-government-debt-asset/107535/Management - Promising PracticesStephen VanHorn/Shutterstock.comWill Smart Robots Take Your Job?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/will-smart-robots-take-your-job/107520/Five ways to strengthen the skill set that could save your career.Edward D. HessFri, 13 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/will-smart-robots-take-your-job/107520/Management - Promising PracticesVladimir Nikitin/Shutterstock.comWhat Does It Really Take to Get Things Done?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/what-does-it-really-take-get-things-done/107442/Finally, research shows why cross-functional collaboration is so important.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentFri, 13 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/what-does-it-really-take-get-things-done/107442/Management - Promising Practicesarka38/Shutterstock.comEmail Lets Other People Schedule Your Life—Here’s How to Stop Ithttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/email-lets-other-people-schedule-your-lifeheres-how-stop-it/107373/Constantly checking our inbox makes us stupid.Phil Simon, QuartzThu, 12 Mar 2015 13:09:44 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/email-lets-other-people-schedule-your-lifeheres-how-stop-it/107373/Management - Promising PracticesNOBUHIRO ASADA/shutterstock.comHow Not to Be a Rotten Co-Workerhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/how-not-be-rotten-co-worker/107331/Self-serving colleagues can spoil work on many levels. Don't be one of them.Marla GottschalkThu, 12 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/how-not-be-rotten-co-worker/107331/Management - Promising PracticesSyaheir Azizan/Shutterstock.comWhat Do Data Analytics Have to Do With the Way You Play the Game?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/what-do-data-analytics-have-do-way-you-play-game/107226/The answer might surprise federal program managers.Ryan Felts, Corner AllianceWed, 11 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/what-do-data-analytics-have-do-way-you-play-game/107226/Management - Promising PracticesBNMK0819/ShutterstockThe Best or Worst: Government Has a Choicehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/best-or-worst-government-has-choice/107091/Managing people, not systems, makes the difference.Howard RisherWed, 11 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/best-or-worst-government-has-choice/107091/Management - Promising PracticesTeerapun/Shutterstock.comThe Power of 'Good Enough'http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/power-good-enough/107172/How settling can make people happier and more satisfied than gunning for "the best"Olga Khazan, The AtlanticTue, 10 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/power-good-enough/107172/Management - Promising Practices Viktor1/Shutterstock.com