Why Are We So Sleep Deprived, and Why Does It Matter?

by Michael S. Jaffee Vice chair, Department of Neurology, University of Florida

As we prepare to “spring forward” for daylight saving time on March 11, many of us dread the loss of the hour’s sleep we incur by moving our clocks forward. For millions, the loss will be an added insult to the inadequate sleep they experience on a daily basis. Surveys show that 40 percent of ... Read & React

Closing The Pay Gap Means Women Are Going To Have To Start Bragging

You’d think that simply performing well at work and helping others would be enough to get you the recognition you deserve. But as a woman you might as well shoot yourself in the foot. Not only will you be less likely to get that pat on the back, you might as well kiss goodbye (or will at least ... Read & React

To Grow Professionally, Find a Swim Buddy

I prefer to thin-slice professional development down to single and simple controllable actions in the moment. Instead of worrying about the entire portfolio of issues and behaviors holding you back, focus on one at a time and work on perfecting or strengthening it. This thin-slicing as I ... Read & React

How Do You Score on the Stress-O-Meter?

by Scott Eblin Executive Coach

Earlier this year, I was talking with an executive coaching client about everything that was going on at once in his business life. The short and incomplete list included integrating an acquired company, moving his company’s headquarters to a new location, the annual planning process and ... Read & React

Almost Everyone Is Creative Around the Same Time Every Day

by Lila MacLellan

There’s some basic information about ourselves that we rarely, if ever, act on: When are we sharpest or dimmest—or happiest, or flattest—throughout the day? Or, for nocturnal types, the night? Although we may know our patterns well enough to answer that question, most of us schedule events—or ... Read & React

Think Like a Gambler: Innovation Is About Making Bets

by Alan Pentz Partner, Corner Alliance

I've been reading a new book from Annie Duke called Thinking in Bets. Who doesn’t love a former World Series of Poker winner who also has a PhD in cognitive psychology? But she doesn't just have a fascinating background. Her book also offers some great lessons for anyone interested in ... Read & React

Finally, Managing People Seems to be a Priority

by Howard Risher Workforce Management Consultant

The Office of Management and Budget recently posted a job opening: “Serve as a Performance Manager, GS-0301, 14/15 leading interagency efforts to improve program performance, management, and efficiency.” The job description suggests the incumbent will be expected to provide leadership on all ... Read & React

Government’s Customer Experience Comeback

by Eric Keller and Kathy Conrad

With the release of the fiscal 2019 budget proposal on Feb. 12, the White House sent a strong signal that improving customer interactions with government will be a major management priority. The administration plans to release the president’s management agenda this month, with specifics on how ... Read & React

How Agencies Can Effectively Implement Artificial Intelligence

As the public sector adopts new technologies to improve operations and service delivery, artificial intelligence and machine learning offer agencies new potential for improving interaction with citizens and making better decisions. But implementing AI well requires a focus on sound technology ... Read & React

Two Words People Should Hear More Often From the Government: I'm Sorry

High school students from across the Washington area protest gun control laws and gun reform in front of the White House on Feb. 19.
by Donald F. Kettl Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Policy

British hip-hop artist Stormzy stirred up a cyclone at the Brits, the UK’s version of the American Grammy’s, last week. He called out Prime Minister Theresa May for the government’s slow response to the tragic Grenfell Tower high-rise fire, an inferno that took 71 lives back in June 2017. But ... Read & React