Government Executive - Authors - Jackson Nickersonhttp://www.govexec.com/voices/jackson-nickerson/6841/Jackson Nickerson is the Frahm Family Professor of Organization and Strategy at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, the Associate Dean and Director of the Brookings Executive Education, and a Senior Scholar in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. An award winning researcher and teacher, Jackson specializes in leadership, strategic and critical thinking, leading change, and innovation. While in a prior life he worked for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he now advises government agencies, not-for profits, and for-profit businesses on ways to improve performance. He is the author of Leading Change in a Web 2.1 World.en-usFri, 17 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400How to Think Strategically as a Leaderhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/how-think-strategically-leader/95717/In jumping to a solution, you could be missing the real problem.Jackson NickersonFri, 17 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/how-think-strategically-leader/95717/Management - Promising PracticesWill the New Manager Be a Bully Too?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/will-new-manager-be-bully-too/94724/​How to hire and set leadership expectations for supervisors.Jackson NickersonMon, 22 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/will-new-manager-be-bully-too/94724/Management - Promising PracticesNavigating the Tricky Transition From Peer to Managerhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/navigating-tricky-transition-peer-manager/93284/Early conversations with other managers and your employees might surprise you.Jackson NickersonFri, 05 Sep 2014 15:54:50 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/navigating-tricky-transition-peer-manager/93284/Management - Promising PracticesWhy Government Needs More Enterprise Leadershttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/why-government-needs-more-enterprise-leaders/88375/The challenge isn’t just allocating resources, it’s adapting to change.Jackson NickersonFri, 11 Jul 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/why-government-needs-more-enterprise-leaders/88375/Management - Promising PracticesTo Bonus, or Not to Bonushttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/06/bonus-or-not-bonus/86998/What’s good for business isn’t always good for government.Jackson NickersonMon, 23 Jun 2014 14:24:25 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/06/bonus-or-not-bonus/86998/Management - Promising Practices4 Ways to Improve Accountability in Your Officehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/06/4-ways-improve-accountability-your-office/86008/Leaders who take personal responsibility build a culture of commitment.Jackson NickersonFri, 06 Jun 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/06/4-ways-improve-accountability-your-office/86008/Management - Promising PracticesHow to Lead Change From the Lower Rankshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/05/how-lead-change-lower-ranks/85147/Start small and the positive outcomes will stimulate others to follow.Jackson NickersonTue, 27 May 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/05/how-lead-change-lower-ranks/85147/Management - Promising PracticesHow to Lead Change When You’re a Middle Managerhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/05/how-lead-change-when-youre-middle-manager/84190/Building new organizational capabilities can be difficult when you lack full authority.Jackson NickersonFri, 09 May 2014 16:00:13 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/05/how-lead-change-when-youre-middle-manager/84190/Management - Promising Practices4 Ways to Get Your Ideas Implementedhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/4-ways-get-your-ideas-implemented/83197/How to get others on board, especially if you lack the authority.Jackson NickersonFri, 25 Apr 2014 11:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/4-ways-get-your-ideas-implemented/83197/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 PracticesHow to Break the Routine and Spur Innovationhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/02/how-break-routine-and-spur-innovation/79624/You're never too busy to think outside the box.Jackson NickersonFri, 28 Feb 2014 13:06:31 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/02/how-break-routine-and-spur-innovation/79624/Management - Promising PracticesWhere Will Government’s Next Leaders Come From?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/02/where-will-governments-next-leaders-come/78866/Despite the challenges of public service, it's a golden opportunity to create value.Jackson Nickerson, Brookings Executive EducationFri, 14 Feb 2014 16:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/02/where-will-governments-next-leaders-come/78866/Management - Promising PracticesYou're In Charge, But Who Said Never Let ’em See You Sweat?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/01/youre-charge-who-said-never-let-em-see-you-sweat/77978/Occasional self-doubt can be a sign of a successful and reflective leader.Jackson NickersonFri, 31 Jan 2014 15:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/01/youre-charge-who-said-never-let-em-see-you-sweat/77978/Management - Promising Practices4 Ways to Boost Morale—Even When Incentives Are Scarcehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/01/4-ways-boost-moraleeven-when-incentives-are-scarce/77018/How you can make your office a bright spot in the gloomy federal landscape.Jackson NickersonFri, 17 Jan 2014 08:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/01/4-ways-boost-moraleeven-when-incentives-are-scarce/77018/Management - Promising PracticesWhat to Do When You Become Your Co-Workers' Bosshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/01/what-do-when-you-become-your-co-workers-boss/76220/How to avoid retribution when your peers become subordinates.Jackson Nickerson, Brookings Executive EducationFri, 03 Jan 2014 13:36:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/01/what-do-when-you-become-your-co-workers-boss/76220/Management - Promising PracticesHow to Deal With Self-Doubthttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/12/ask-eig-how-deal-self-doubt/75470/Effective leadership is about pursuing the knowledge you don’t have.Jackson NickersonFri, 13 Dec 2013 09:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/12/ask-eig-how-deal-self-doubt/75470/Management - Promising PracticesTraining Without the Training Budgethttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/11/training-without-training-budget/73946/Finding ways to get your team learning, even without the funds.Jackson NickersonFri, 15 Nov 2013 15:32:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/11/training-without-training-budget/73946/Management - Promising PracticesHow to Get a Micromanager Off Your Backhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/11/how-get-micromanager-your-back/73028/(Re)building trust and gaining autonomy in the workplace.Jackson Nickerson, Brookings Executive EducationFri, 01 Nov 2013 15:30:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/11/how-get-micromanager-your-back/73028/Management - Promising PracticesLeadership in an Age of Righteousnesshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/10/leadership-age-righteousness/71651/Leadership lessons from the shutdown.Jackson Nickerson, Brookings Executive EducationWed, 09 Oct 2013 16:42:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/10/leadership-age-righteousness/71651/Management - Promising PracticesIf It's So Hard to Fire Feds, Why Are So Many Federal Leaders Risk Averse?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/09/if-so-hard-fire-feds-why-are-so-many-federal-leaders-risk-averse/70946/The factors that encourage caution over risk taking.Jackson NickersonFri, 27 Sep 2013 17:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/09/if-so-hard-fire-feds-why-are-so-many-federal-leaders-risk-averse/70946/Management - Promising PracticesIs Your Team Up to the Task?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/09/your-team-task/70044/Sometimes more can be accomplished in groups than alone, but only with the right formula.Jackson Nickerson, Brookings Executive EducationFri, 06 Sep 2013 15:56:13 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/09/your-team-task/70044/Management - Promising PracticesFed Confession: I Have No Idea How to Measure Performancehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/08/fed-confession-i-have-no-idea-how-measure-performance/69260/Why finding the right performance metrics can be so tricky.Jackson Nickerson, Brookings Executive EducationFri, 23 Aug 2013 08:53:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/08/fed-confession-i-have-no-idea-how-measure-performance/69260/Management - Promising PracticesWithout Financial Incentives, How Can I Encourage Innovation?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/08/without-financial-incentives-how-can-i-encourage-innovation/67772/Managers must understand the trade offs that stand in the way of federal innovation.Jackson Nickerson, Brookings Executive EducationFri, 02 Aug 2013 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/08/without-financial-incentives-how-can-i-encourage-innovation/67772/Management - Promising PracticesWhy Would Anyone Want to Work for the Government?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/07/why-would-anyone-want-work-government/66764/The incentive system isn't working, but it won't stay broken forever.Jackson Nickerson, Brookings Executive EducationFri, 19 Jul 2013 17:30:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/07/why-would-anyone-want-work-government/66764/Management - Promising Practices3 Ways to Build Trust Between SESers and Political Appointeeshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/06/3-ways-build-trust-between-sesers-and-political-appointees/65525/Building trust takes time--try these tips to speed it up.Jackson Nickerson, Brookings Executive EducationWed, 26 Jun 2013 09:49:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/06/3-ways-build-trust-between-sesers-and-political-appointees/65525/Management - Promising Practices