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Brian Friel

Brian Friel is founder of One Nation Analytics, an independent research, analytics and consulting firm for the federal market.
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Scandal Politics

November 1, 2007 Are lawmakers better at dishing out accountability than taking it? Two former U.S. representatives were locked up in federal prisons in the last 18 months for corruption. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif., is serving eight years for getting defense work for contractors in return for bribes and favors. Rep. Bob...

Gen X Execs

November 1, 2007 The next generation of federal executives has begun its ascent. The nonprofit sector has boomed over the past three decades, growing faster than either the government or for-profit business. According to Independent Sector, an association of nonprofits, 1.9 million such groups are registered with the Internal Revenue Service, a doubling...

Gen X Execs

October 31, 2007 The nonprofit sector has boomed over the past three decades, growing faster than either the government or for-profit business. According to Independent Sector, an association of nonprofits, 1.9 million such groups are registered with the Internal Revenue Service, a doubling over the past 25 years. In the 1990s, with government...

A Change Agent Failure

October 3, 2007 Bill Proenza was the National Hurricane Center director who never dealt with a hurricane -- at least one created by Mother Nature. His half-year tenure, from January to July 2007, was instead dominated by a storm of his own making. Proenza managed in that short time to publicly embarrass his...

A Change Agent Failure

October 1, 2007 What happens when a manager does it all his way. Bill Proenza was the National Hurricane Center director who never dealt with a hurricane-at least one created by Mother Nature. His half-year tenure, from January to July 2007, was instead dominated by a storm of his own making. Proenza managed...

Gotta Move?

September 1, 2007 Some say mobility would make senior executives better leaders. The government encourages but does not require senior executives to move among agencies to gain leadership experience. Most stay at one agency for the majority of their careers, building expertise in a particular field. Indeed, many stay in one office at...

Gotta Move?

August 29, 2007 The government encourages but does not require senior executives to move among agencies to gain leadership experience. Most stay at one agency for the majority of their careers, building expertise in a particular field. Indeed, many stay in one office at one agency. Would mobility make them better leaders? That...

Trust Troubles

August 15, 2007 Low faith in government can make managers' jobs harder. On June 28, a bill promoted by President Bush and a bipartisan group of senators to deal with the nation's immigration problems died in the Senate. As they performed an autopsy on the legislation later that day, two senators from different...

Trust Troubles

August 15, 2007 On June 28, a bill promoted by President Bush and a bipartisan group of senators to deal with the nation's immigration problems died in the Senate. As they performed an autopsy on the legislation later that day, two senators from different parties who often vote against each other but who...

Flash Mentoring

August 1, 2007 Executives can share an hour of their wisdom with up-and-comers. Well-intentioned mentoring programs aimed at connecting federal executives with promising up-and-comers in government sometimes have trouble getting off the ground. Executives are busy people who struggle to make the lengthy time commitments that formal programs demand. Formal mentoring programs often...

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