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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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Executive Summary: 5 Best Management Tips of the Week

May 9, 2013 Welcome back to Excellence in Government's round up of the best management tips from around the web. This week we tell you to stop worrying about your inbox, to be funnier and provide you some great tips to prepare your office for the summer intern(s). Read on… 1. Stop Worrying ...

How to Hack Google Like One of NSA's Top Cyberspies

May 9, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow There’s a reason they call it cyberspace: Like space, the Internet has grown so expansive that we’ll likely never know all its secrets. Indeed, cyberspace is so deep and complex that even the National Security Agency’s top cyberspies are struggling to comprehend it. But that hasn’t stopped them from trying. ...

7 Guaranteed Ways to Destroy Your Productivity

May 8, 2013 According to a report from CEB, fiscal austerity has prompted public sector executives to believe they'll need an 18 percent increase in employee performance to meet agency objectives. With some 80 percent of workers indicating their workloads are on the rise, and 59 percent of government agencies anticipating fewer resources, ...

From Death Stars to Guns, How 'We The People' Reveals the Mood of a Nation

May 7, 2013 Listen to the story: Download this episode | Subscribe on iTunes Since its inception in the fall of 2011, petitioners have advocated for many causes on the the White House's We the People petitioning system. Hundreds of thousands have signed the online petitions, ranging from those involving legalization of marijuana ...

Bizarre: LBJ Orders Pants in Secret Recording

May 3, 2013 It’s always refreshing to run across leaders who know exactly what they want. But this…this might be a little too specific. It’s Friday, so here’s your reward for making it through the week: A bizarre animated short set to a very real recording of our 36th president, Lyndon Baines Johnson, ...

Givers, Takers and Matchers: The Secret to Success in Government

May 2, 2013 Listen to the story: Download this episode | Subscribe on iTunes We’ve all been taught that those who succeed are the sharks--the one’s who ceaselessly pursue their own self-interest. They’re aggressive. They’re ambitious. They’re laser focused on their own needs. The successful, we’re told, are the takers. But our guest, ...

The 5 Agencies with the Most Out of Touch Senior Leadership

April 30, 2013 The growing disconnect between the SES and the rest is real—and growing. The Partnership for Public Service released data in mid-April showing that, government-wide, members of the SES are more positive than other employees, scoring 18.6 points higher in the annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, ...

Infographic: 10 Leadership Lessons from Famous People

April 29, 2013 Here are 10 pearls of wisdom to help you start your week. Some simple lessons from famous leaders and thinkers. Have any favorite leadership quotes of your own? Share in the comments below. [via Technology Cafe]

Open Source Tech is Driving Big Changes in Government

April 26, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Open source technology is now visible everywhere in government from the basic operating systems that federal computers run on to the blogs, websites and social media tools they use to communicate with the public. Red Hat, which helps companies manage, maintain and secure open source tools, including the operating system ...

The 5 Best Management Tips of the Week

April 26, 2013 Welcome back to Excellence in Government's weekly round up of the best management tips from around the web. This week we tell you to stop being stupid, give you tips to unlock your creativity and advise you to simply say “thank you” a little more often. Read on… 1. Play ...