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Stepping Stones

September 1, 2011 The Four Cs are crucial for managing in this budget environment. 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...

Ditching the Drama

August 17, 2011 Kernels of truth amid its absurdity help make the NBC sitcom The Office so popular. In one episode, in order to cover up his own gossiping about a subordinate's extramarital affair, boss Michael Scott decides to spread rumors about all his colleagues. While you may have never encountered a rumor...

Summer Slowdown

August 10, 2011 In offices across the country, government or otherwise, August can bring an eerie sound -- silence. With the end of summer in sight and students just weeks away from starting the new school year, many workers choose August to cash in hard-earned vacation time. For federal managers, this rush of...

Beyond the Bonus

August 3, 2011 Private sector managers are struggling with the inability to give the raises and bonuses they used to rely on to motivate and reward high-performing employees. Federal managers have always had to be a little more creative in this arena, and have a number of options to keep employees engaged and...

Summer Slowdown

August 1, 2011 Vacation time and understaffed offices can make August a tricky month. In offices across the country, government or otherwise, August can bring an eerie sound-silence. With the end of summer in sight and students just weeks away from starting the new school year, many workers choose August to cash in...

Green Guildance

July 13, 2011 The federal government is the largest energy consumer in the country, and the Obama administration has set aggressive goals to manage this consumption-both to save money and to conserve for sustainability. To help agencies meet these goals, the White House Council on Environmental Quality is incorporating performance measures into practical...

Green Guidance

July 1, 2011 White House council offers tips on meeting efficiency goals. The federal government is the largest energy consumer in the country, and the Obama administration has set aggressive goals to manage this consumption-both to save money and to conserve for sustainability. To help agencies meet these goals, the White House Council...

Mastering the Meeting

June 15, 2011 We've all been in those meetings -- the interminable ones, the overcrowded ones, the sparsely attended ones, the unproductive ones and the way-too-frequent ones. In fact, there are so many examples of how to run a meeting poorly that it might be tempting to give up on doing a good...

The Myth of Multitasking

June 1, 2011 Most federal managers feel they have no choice but to multitask. Among the multiple projects with overlapping deadlines, performance reports that need to be filed and employees who require direction, tackling one task at a time seems like a luxury supervisors can't afford. But multitasking could be slowing you down...

The Myth of Multitasking

June 1, 2011 Trying to tackle that pile of work all at once could be slowing you down. Most federal managers feel they have no choice but to multitask. Among the multiple projects with overlapping deadlines, performance reports that need to be filed and employees who require direction, tackling one task at a...

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