AUTHOR ARCHIVES

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.
Results 61-70 of 221

Declare 'Opposite Day' to Supercharge New Thinking

April 4, 2013 Everyday you wake up and go about your day with little effort or thought. Brushing your teeth with your right hand, putting your keys in your right pocket or wearing your watch on your left wrist. These actions come just as naturally as breathing in and out. They’re unconscious, habitual ...

Are the Happiest Employees Also the Worst Employees?

April 4, 2013 Conventional wisdom tells us that our most engaged employees are also the best employees. But a new study paints a different picture. According to a survey conducted by Atlanta-based consulting firm Leadership IQ, 42 percent of companies say that their lowest performers report actually being more engaged than their middle ...

3 Simple Reasons Your Team Never Gets Anything Done

April 1, 2013 Stop me if this sounds eerily familiar: Scene: Your third meeting of the day. On the conference table in front of you is a printed agenda. You look around the room and see familiar faces. This is your team. Per the agenda, progress is relayed, problems are discussed and solutions ...

The Present, and Future, of Social Media in Government

April 1, 2013 Listen to the story: Download this episode | Subscribe on iTunes The Excellence in Government Podcast features interviews with public and private sector thought leaders to offer rising feds tips for tackling government’s most pressing management challenges. What's the key to tearing down barriers in government? The great unifier, says ...

5 Cartoons Guaranteed to Make You a Better Manager

March 25, 2013 Just because you don't watch "Schoolhouse Rock!" anymore doesn't mean cartoons have nothing left to teach you. Some pioneering groups, both ASAP Science and RSA Animate, have put together some very cool animations/time-lapse drawings that speak to the building blocks of managing people and, most importantly, ourselves. Click on the ...

What’s the Difference Between Employee Engagement and Employee Satisfaction?

March 25, 2013 The term “employee engagement” has been around for some time. Executive coaches, consultants and HR managers have been telling us for years that employees must be more than satisfied (for, as with a filling Thanksgiving dinner, satisfaction rarely yields productivity). In addition to satisfaction, we’re told, we must strive to ...

The 5 Best Management Tips of the Week

March 22, 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 hitting the snooze button (you’re only making it worse), that standing will get you through phone calls faster and that moving backwards might be more ...

The 5 Best Management Tips of the Week

March 15, 2013 Welcome to Excellence in Government's weekly round up of the best management tips from around the web. This week we feature a whole bunch of great ideas from the Harvard Business Review's "Management Tip of the Day" as well as a gem on the multi-faceted note taking/life organizing tool Evernote. ...

Obama's 'Jedi Mind Meld' Shatters His Nerd Credibility

March 1, 2013 It's a good thing Obama isn't running for office again: the president, who has been known to be Spock-like and nerd-courting, just lost the support of both Star Wars and Star Trek fans. Well, except maybe J.J. Abrams. In his sequester press conference today, the president made a joke about ...

Al Gore to Headline Excellence in Government in May

February 26, 2013 20 years ago next week, on March 3, 1993, President Bill Clinton created the National Performance Review (NPR) and selected Vice President Al Gore to be its leader. Together with 250 career civil servants, Gore and the NPR (later called the National Partnership for Reinventing Government) set about scrutinizing individual ...