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Putting Out the Fires

November 30, 2011 There's a saying that if you wake up every morning and the first thing you do is eat a live frog, nothing worse can happen for the rest of the day. According to Brian Tracy, professional development expert and author of Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating ...

Battling the Budget

November 9, 2011 With Congress -- particularly the deficit reduction super committee -- teeing up to make some difficult decisions about the nation's budget, federal managers are bracing for belt-tightening and preparing to go the distance for their employees. In a recent survey from Government Executive Media Group, managers opened up about how ...

The Person in the Mirror

November 2, 2011 Sure, some animals can smell fear, but can your employees smell yours? Managers with strong self-confidence are better able to listen and lead, and are more likely to develop the kind of command presence that is most effective in the workplace. Timothy Bednarz, author of Great! What Makes Leaders Great: ...

The Person in the Mirror

November 1, 2011 Self-confidence can make the difference between a manager and a leader. Sure, some animals can smell fear, but can your employees smell yours? Managers with strong self-confidence are better able to listen and lead, and are more likely to develop the kind of command presence that is most effective in ...

First Impressions

October 26, 2011 Managers expect job candidates and new employees to make a good first impression, but in doing so, these same managers may forget to put their own best foot forward on behalf of their organization. Most federal agencies have formal orientation programs for new employees, but they tend to concentrate on ...

The Invisible Spotlight

October 5, 2011 Undoubtedly, as a manager, you know the big moments. Whether it's your first introduction to new subordinates, a staff meeting, or a congratulatory lunch for the team, you are prepared to make the right impression. But it's the seemingly insignificant moments that really count. According to management consultants Craig Wasserman ...

A Win-Win

October 1, 2011 There's more to running successful competitions for IT solutions than meets the eye. It's no secret the Obama administration wants to bring change to the federal information technology space. Soon after his June 2009 confirmation, Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients set his sights on closing the IT gap that has ...

The Invisible Spotlight

October 1, 2011 A manager's every word and action are scrutinized by employees. Undoubtedly, as a manager, you know the big moments. Whether it's your first introduction to new subordinates, a staff meeting, or a congratulatory lunch for the team, you are prepared to make the right impression. But it's the seemingly insignificant ...

Six Rules

September 28, 2011 Efforts at federal improvement generally involve a downside for someone. In the case of performance measurement and accountability, that downside requires federal managers to coordinate and complete a lot of paperwork. John Kamensky of the IBM Center for the Business of Government recently highlighted a Harvard Business Review article by ...

Stepping Stones

September 7, 2011 While the deal reached to raise the debt ceiling in early August did not explicitly include cuts to federal pay and benefits, there is a widespread expectation that government workers and programs still will suffer as a result. That in turn will affect recruitment, retention, training and almost every other ...