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Jackson Nickerson

Associate Dean, Brookings Executive Education 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.
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How the Heck Do You Keep on Mission When the Mission is Always Changing?

May 22, 2013 Ask EIG is your chance to seek answers to public sector management challenges and conundrums. Submit your questions here. How do we maintain a mission focus for our agency when operationally we are constantly pushed and pulled by administration priorities and political directives? The game seems to always be changing....

5 Ways Empowerment Does (and Does Not) Increase Productivity

May 3, 2013 Ask EIG is your chance to seek answers to public sector management challenges and conundrums. Submit your questions here. When does empowerment become counterproductive to a manager or leader? --Anonymous Thank you for your intriguing question. Current fashion in leadership education and research typically indicate that empowerment is always a...

Ask EIG: How To Get Through An Interview for the SES

April 19, 2013 Ask EIG is your chance to seek answers to public sector management challenges and conundrums. Submit your questions here. The purpose of “Ask EIG” is to respond to questions and host conversations about how to improve leadership thinking and, ultimately, capabilities. Such improvement is all for not if you don’t...

Ask EIG: 3 Ways to Successfully Onboard New Team Members

April 5, 2013 Ask EIG is your chance to seek answers to public sector management challenges and conundrums. No question is too big or small, complex or simple. Submit your questions at AskEIG@govexec.com. Have a management question nobody can solve? Ask and the experts at Brookings Executive Education shall answer. Submit your questions...

Ask EIG: Are You a Leader With 'The Goods'?

March 22, 2013 Ask EIG is your chance to seek answers to public sector management challenges and conundrums. No question is too big or small, complex or simple. Submit your questions at AskEIG@govexec.com. Have a management question nobody can solve? Ask and the experts at Brookings Executive Education shall answer. Submit your questions...

Ask EIG: 5 Steps to Stop a New Appointee From Killing Your Project

March 15, 2013 Ask EIG is your chance to seek answers to public sector management challenges and conundrums. No question is too big or small, complex or simple. Submit your questions at AskEIG@govexec.com. Have a management question nobody can solve? Ask and the experts at Brookings Executive Education shall answer. Submit your questions...

Ask EIG: How Do You Create a Culture That Values Diversity?

February 22, 2013 Ask EIG is a partnership between Government Executive and the management experts at Brookings Executive Education. Dear EIG, How do you create an organization culture that values diversity and inclusion? -Anonymous The phrase “diversity and inclusion” evokes emotional responses from many corners. Passionate supporters tout diversity and inclusion as a...

Ask EIG: What are the Best (and Worst) Ways to Cut My Budget?

February 8, 2013 Ask EIG is a partnership between Government Executive and the management experts at Brookings Executive Education. Dear EIG, The budget cuts for all federal departments seems to be certain to happen. During the mid-90s, federal employees’ morale was adversely affected by the way we imposed the cuts. In our attempts...

Ask EIG: How Do I Motivate and Retain Talent During Sequestration?

January 25, 2013 Ask EIG is a partnership between Government Executive and the management experts at Brookings Executive Education. Dear EIG, I would like to retain my high performing Intelligence agency's analytic workforce, keep them motivated to deliver first class services, and ensure they feel a government career is a worthwhile endeavor. Anticipating...

Ask EIG: How Do I Create a Meaningful Strategic Plan?

January 11, 2013 Ask EIG is a partnership between Government Executive and the management experts at Brookings Executive Education. Our management team recently discussed the issue of “why we do what we do,” and it turned out most of us don’t know the answer to that question. We also realized that our agency’s...