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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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Apple CEO Talks Creativity, Innovation and Why People Trump Process

December 10, 2012 Let’s start with the simple premise articulated by Victoria Grady on this blog last week: “employees are the organization—use them.” All too often that is forgotten in our discussion of government. The notion of “government” as some gigantic, amorphous entity—hard to comprehend and even harder to change—misses the point that ...

One Minute of Advice From Steve Jobs You Must Hear

December 7, 2012 Though he passed away more than a year ago, Steve Jobs legacy and lessons (both the good and bad) continue to shape our view of the world. The blog Inneractive recently uncovered a one minute video of Jobs sharing his vision of the world and, more importantly, his view on ...

Why Too Much Data Destroys Your Decision Making Abilities

December 6, 2012 Federal executives have to make countless critical decisions all day long. Each of those decisions is supported by a robust amount of data—enabling leaders to make the best, most well informed decision possible. Or so we thought. Subscribe: Newsletter Facebook LinkedIn A new study proves what you’ve already probably felt ...

Alan Simpson Talks Fiscal Cliff on The Daily Show

December 6, 2012 Former U.S. Senator and Fiscal Commission co-chair Alan Simpson dropped by "The Daily Show" last night to talk about the fiscal cliff and solutions proposed by the Simpson-Bowles deficit proposal. Simpson and Stewart talked at length about the national debt. Watch the extended three-part interview below: Part 1: The Daily ...

'Boo-urns!': Mr. Burns Explains the Fiscal Cliff

December 5, 2012 Mr. Burns, the Simpsons' resident curmudgeon and old rich guy, emerged from his post-election depression to explain what this fiscal cliff thing is all about in terms we common folk can understand: “Think of the economy as a car and the rich man as the driver. If you don’t give ...

Gallup: Most Government Workers Like Working in the Public Sector

December 4, 2012 A Gallup poll released Monday shows that more Americans would prefer to have a private sector job than a government job—though nearly twice as many would like government employment than currently have it. According to the new poll, 60 percent of American adults would rather work for the private sector ...

The Four Skills Employees Need in 2013

December 4, 2012 Subscribe: Newsletter Facebook LinkedIn A recent article in The Wall Street Journal reports that there are four skills employees will need in order to get recognized and promoted in 2013: communications, personal branding, flexibility and increased productivity. Communication The article notes that clear communication is vital to employee success in ...

Mars Curiosity's ‘History Making’ Discovery Revealed, With a Caveat

December 3, 2012 Subscribe: Newsletter Facebook LinkedIn NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has discovered organic compounds on the surface of Mars. Results from the rover’s first complete soil analysis since arriving on the Red Planet showed “water and sulfur and chlorine-containing substances,” the space agency announced in a statement on Monday. NASA was unwilling ...

Obama Tackles Questions about Fiscal Cliff on Twitter

December 3, 2012 Subscribe: Newsletter Facebook LinkedIn President Obama will be taking to Twitter to answer questions about tax increases associated with the fiscal cliff negotiations today at 2 p.m. EST. In recent days the White House has signaled that Obama would be taking a more active role in resolving the fiscal cliff ...

Sitting for More Than an Hour is Terrible for Your Health

December 3, 2012 Subscribe: Newsletter Facebook LinkedIn Get off your butt. It might literally be killing you. Evidence is mounting that sitting at work can have significant consequences for your health—even if you’re only sitting for as little as an hour at a time. Steve Lohr wrote in The New York Times on ...