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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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Cartoon Bears Take on Big Soda

October 11, 2012 Michelle Obama and Michael Bloomberg aren’t alone in their quest to instill healthier habits in the American people. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a non-profit health advocacy organization, is taking the fight straight to the “Big Soda” industry by invoking the sweetness of Coke’s polar bears—and ...

8 Career Killing Habits

October 11, 2012 There are many reasons your career may have flat lined. But odds are, if you’ve been stuck in the same job without any advancement, you’re likely exhibiting one these eight career-scuttling habits, says Alison Green of Business Insider. The eight habits in question include: 1. Not promoting your work 2. ...

How to Win Over a Colleague Who Doesn't Like You

October 10, 2012 Whether it's your manager, a subordinate or a random colleague, occasionally people just don't like you. Sometimes the reason isn't clear, but it's on you to change the relationship dynamic, says Dorie Clark of Forbes. So what can you do to disarm a cranky colleague, he asks? Two things: Give ...

Management Lessons from ’30 Rock’

October 9, 2012 Alec Bladwin’s Jack Donaghy has been the playing the prototypical executive on “30 Rock” for seven seasons now. In that time, we’ve learned a lot about the man—his unending quest for innovation at GE and Kabletown, the value he places in mentoring (a la Tina Fey’s hapless Liz Lemon) and ...

Deficit Reduction Must Address Big Three

October 5, 2012 At an event at The George Washington University on Tuesday, former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., and Jared Bernstein, former chief economist and economic adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, both agreed that no discussion about reducing the debt and deficit is serious without addressing the big three: Medicare, Medicaid and ...

The Debate Gets Auto-Tuned

October 5, 2012 It didn't take long for the Gregory Brothers, the group behind the hysterical Auto-Tune the News web series, to spice up Wednesday night's debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Less than 24 hours after the debate in Denver, the musical comedy group turned the event into a mini-musical. While ...

Simpson: If You Can’t Compromise ‘You’re a Zero.’

October 5, 2012 Former U.S. Senator and co-chairman of President Barack Obama's deficit commission Alan Simpson told an audience Tuesday that citizens should vote for leaders that demonstrate a willingness to compromise. "The word compromise now means you're a wimp," said Simpson. "And let me tell ya, if you can't learn to compromise ...

6 Tips for Giving Effective Critical Feedback

October 4, 2012 It starts off slow. A few employees, here or there, start rolling their eyes when “that guy” talks. A few even make comments or vent to you directly. You offer advice, you don’t hear about it for a while and assume it’s better, right? Wrong. While you’ve been wishing a ...

Run Better Meetings With This Four Letter Word

October 3, 2012 Dave Barry, humorist and sometimes blogger for our sister site National Journal, put it best: "If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.'" Though universally hated, few have solutions ...

Leadership Don’ts from Presidential Debates

October 2, 2012 There’s a lot a leader can learn from the presidential debates--and it's mostly what not to do. Debates are a game of "not losing" and, as history shows, there are a lot of examples where men vying to lead the free world have "lost it." Relive the classic debate moments ...