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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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Month in Review: November's Top Stories

November 30, 2012 Subscribe: Newsletter Facebook LinkedIn At the end of each month, we like to take a look back at the month that was. Take a deep breath, reflect on the things we cared about (however briefly) and prep for the month ahead. What were the most popular stories on Excellence in ...

Brainstorm More Effectively Using the SCAMPER Method

November 30, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn How do you and your team continue brainstorming when you’ve run out of ideas? One of the biggest obstacles with any idea generating session is finding ways to think outside the box—especially when your idea generating energy starts to peter out. When a ...

Photo: Obama and Romney Meet in Oval Office

November 29, 2012 Subscribe: Newsletter Facebook LinkedIn Count this as a promise delivered. During his election night victory speech on Nov. 6, President Obama said that he looked forward to "sitting down with Gov. Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward." He added at a Nov. ...

Remembering Zig Ziglar: Motivational Speaker’s Top 21 Quotes

November 29, 2012 Subscribe: Newsletter Facebook LinkedIn After a brief bout of pneumonia, famed motivational speaker and prolific author Zig Ziglar died Wednesday in Dallas at the age of 86. A fount of kitschy, home-spun knowledge, Ziglar was known for his large, arena-packing, revival-esque seminars. Saying success hinges upon attitude and motivation, not ...

Infographic: Late Night Technology Use Kills Your Sleep Cycle

November 29, 2012 Subscribe: Newsletter Facebook LinkedIn More and more people are jumping into bed with their technology. Whether working from bed or sleeping with their phones, pillow talk no longer requires another warm body--just a cold piece of Wi-Fi enabled circuitry. According to Online Psychology Degree, 95 percent of people report browsing ...

3 Reasons to Turn Your Phone's Push Email Off Right Now

November 28, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn *bizz*…*bizzzz*.............*bizzzzzz* All day. Every day. Sometimes it came from my pocket. Other times my bag. Still other times it possessed my phone, causing it to dance across my desk. The thing was buzzing…even when it wasn’t buzzing. I began to hear and feel ...

Survive Holiday Party Small Talk with the FORD Technique

November 26, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn Holiday parties are a great opportunity to relax and catch up with your colleagues. At least, in theory... For many, holiday parties are a dreaded annual exercise: an hours long endurance test in small talk and social anxiety. Mastering small talk can go ...

How Do You Keep Track of Your Day-to-Day Tasks?

November 21, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn It was an ugly scene: Scrawled post-it notes dotting the margins of a monitor, legal pads strewn about with half baked to-dos, intentionally unread emails in an overflowing inbox accented by a smudged whiteboard hanging on a wall in the corner. The ghastly ...

Is the TSA Killing Us?

November 20, 2012 As we enter into the busiest travel time of the year, long lines at airport security are among the many peeves travelers will encounter. Some who seek to avoid the inconvenience of air travel will pack up their cars and hit the road. According to AAA, more Americans will be ...

Photo: Obama is Not Impressed

November 19, 2012 You can’t say President Obama doesn’t have a good sense of humor—or Internet pop culture. Obama jokingly mimicked U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney's "not impressed" look while greeting members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics teams in the Oval Office last Saturday: For the uninitiated, Maroney became an Internet sensation ...