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Mark Micheli

Editor, Excellence in Government Mark Micheli is Special Projects Editor for Government Executive Media Group. He's the editor of Excellence in Government Online and contributes to GovExec, NextGov and Defense One. Previously, he worked on national security and emergency management issues with the US Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security. He's a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and studied at Drake University.
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3 Ways to Improve Your ‘Best Places to Work’ Ranking

January 28, 2013 Last month, the Partnership for Public service released their annual “Best Places to Work” index and, to put it bluntly, the results were alarming. An across the board drop in employee satisfaction (among the lowest in the index’s history) raised important questions and left many wondering how, with so many ...

Meet Kid President: The Awesome Pep Talk You Must Watch Now

January 28, 2013 Need some motivation to kick off your week? Let Kid President help you start your week right. No words can describe the awesome motivational powers, or cuteness, of Kid President. Just watch, and enjoy your day... ...it's time to do somethin': Thanks to Megan for sharing. Who do you know ...

Obama and Clinton to Sit for First Joint Interview

January 25, 2013 Consider the hatchet buried. President Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be sitting down this afternoon for a joint interview with “60 Minutes” to air on Sunday. The news broke on Twitter via Politico’s Mike Allen, who noted that this would mark the first time Obama has ...

Google's 8 Simple Rules for Being a Better Manager

January 25, 2013 In early 2009, Google's HR team began a project code-named Project Oxygen. Their mission, reported the New York Times, was to build better bosses. After combing through performance reviews, feedback surveys and other data-rich metrics, they distilled the essence of what makes a good manager down to eight jaw-droppingly simple ...

Give Feds Permission to Screw Up

January 23, 2013 Here’s one thing I rarely saw during my time working in government: permission to screw up. That’s not to say people didn’t mess up. It was quite the contrary—people screwed up constantly (myself included). But instead of owning it, people felt pressure to obfuscate, cast blame or change the definition ...

Obama’s Inaugural Address: 5 Quotes History Will Remember

January 22, 2013 Words are one of the most powerful tools a leader has. For a president, the inaugural address serves as their best opportunity to harness that tool to inspire the country, annunciate a governing philosophy and crystallize their legacy as a leader. (RELATED: Full text of Obama's Second Inaugural Address) Abraham ...

7 Huge Mistakes of Inaugurations Past

January 17, 2013 For all the preparation and pageantry of presidential inaugurations, sometimes things don’t go according to plan. In the depths of inaugural history lie some fascinating goofs, flubs and even deadly mistakes. Here now, in chronological order, we present a list of seven notable failures of inaugurations past: 1. The Time ...

Infographic: The Secret to Better Sleep

January 15, 2013 As we head into 2013, many Americans may have resolved to get more sleep this year. Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes for Health, recommends that adults get seven to eight hours of sleep each night. According to this Infographic from Greatist.com, most Americans are clocking in just ...

Video: Watch NASA's Stunning New Video of Lunar Surface

January 11, 2013 One of NASA's GRAIL probes took this beautiful footage of the Moon: Learn more about NASA's GRAIL mission, in which two lunar probes intentionally crashed into the Moon's surface last month, over at NextGov. [via NASA / JPL-Caltech / MIT / SRS]

14 Terrible Things People Like More Than Congress

January 8, 2013 Here’s your ridiculous poll of the day: Public Policy Polling recently asked people if they had a higher opinion of Congress or a long series of highly unpleasant or unpopular things. As it turns out, people really don’t like Congress. At all. According to the survey, people prefer root canals ...