How Hillary Clinton Helped Her Employees Manage Work-Life Balance

With every new release of Hillary Clinton’s emails, Americans have gotten a better sense of what working in the U.S. State Department is actually like. The center of our national diplomacy is a place where people lose sunglasses, get stuck on the tarmac, and struggle with official phone trees. The ... Read & React

A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves Eleanor Roosevelt

Will New Regs Trigger Better Executive Performance?

by Howard Risher Workforce Management Consultant

Efforts to improve government management typically focus on proven practices in the private sector. To be sure, there are differences between the business and the government executive -- compensation ... Read & React

Why It's Not Looking Good for Women in the Workplace, in Seven Charts

by Jenny Anderson

“At the current pace of progress, we are more than 100 years away from gender equality in the C-suite.” That’s Sheryl Sandberg’s sobering conclusion based on a new survey(pdf) of 30,000 employees at more than 100 companies in the US, run by LeanIn.Org, the organization founded by the Facebook ... Read & React

Measuring Success: Will It Play in Peoria?

Well-designed small-scale testing can help government achieve greater impact not only at a lower cost but also in more fair, understandable ways. Government should embrace “test marketing” as a business-as-usual management practice, not an exceptional event. When I was a kid, for reasons that now ... Read & React

Where Telecommuting Is on the Rise

Joseph Kane and Adie Tomer at Brookings break down the latest Census data release to bring us a map of where telecommuting is on the rise among U.S. metros. The short answer is basically everywhere (except Omaha): Brookings No commute mode has grown in popularity more than telecommuting in recent ... Read & React

When Should You Say No to Your Boss?

by Travis Bradberry

The typical workday is long enough as it is, and technology is making it even longer. When you do finally get home from a full day at the office, your mobile phone rings off the hook, and emails drop into your inbox from people who expect immediate responses. While most people claim to disconnect ... Read & React

Cultivating Future Conservation Leaders

Every kid should have a creek. I had mine, a little silver rill that spilled through my grandma’s farm in central Georgia. Through the mystical chords of memory I can hear the closing wooden clack of her screen door already five yards behind me as I high-stepped it toward the freedom of the fields ... Read & React

Please Don’t Talk About THAT

Many times, I hear people say things like: "you can talk about this and can talk about that, but please don't talk about that." I remember when I was a little girl and whenever a controversial subject came up my mother used to say "shhh" and her mother used to say "shhh" and my other grandmother ... Read & React

Why Your Strategy Is Failing

You are motivated, you and your team are committed, and you come out of a strategy development process inspired. You put the document together, you do initial outreach and then it inevitably fizzles. Was it the wrong strategy? Were the wrong people involved? Was your team actually never invested in ... Read & React

Gender Inequality Is Costing the World $28 Trillion

by Corinne Purtill

A new report quantifies what enlightened employers have long known: gender parity in the workforce has enormous value. A new study from the McKinsey Global Institute analyzed current and potential economic output in 95 countries around the world, and found that if women and men contributed equally ... Read & React

How Lazy Bosses Avoid Doing Their Jobs

We all overuse certain words and phrases. That's natural. But if you're a boss hoping to communicate effectively -- or be taken seriously -- that's also a real problem. Platitudes aren't just annoying. Resorting to platitudes shows you don't want to listen, don't want to take action . . . in short, ... Read & React