Excellence in Government Podcast

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. The podcast is hosted by Mark Micheli and produced by Ross Gianfortune and Kelly Martin.

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Why Data Sharing Is the Future of Government

April 11, 2014 Communication across all levels of government will be key to effective operations and services.

Generational Divide? What Generational Divide?

March 19, 2014 Young leaders span the ages to solve government's challenges.

What Is a Leader Without Character?

March 6, 2014 Business executive Jack London examines the most important indicator of an individual's success.

Rethinking the Modern Federal Manager

February 20, 2014 GovExec's Kellie Lunney says 'change agility' is a key leadership trait in uncertain times.

Craig Newmark's Badge of Honor: VA 'Nerd-in-Residence'

February 5, 2014 Craigslist founder teams up with agency on Blue Button electronic health records program.

Creating Your Own Economy With a Side Business

January 22, 2014 Financial expert Kimberly Palmer explains how to tap into your entrepreneurial side.

Making Government Easier to Understand

January 8, 2014 Annetta Cheek and the Center for Plain Language look to eliminate jargon and overly complicated government communication.

Can You Save the Whales With a Smartphone?

December 20, 2013 NOAA's Whale Alert mobile app can keep mariners from striking the endangered North Atlantic right whale.

The Best Way to Fix HealthCare.gov? Scrap It and Start Over.

December 2, 2013 Former government tech consultant says a total rebuild would be most effective solution.

What NASA Can Teach the Rest of Government About Using Social Media

November 5, 2013 From Twitter to Reddit, NASA has social media figured out.

After the Retirement Wave Crests, Who’s Left?

October 8, 2013 Why succession planning is more important than ever.

What is the Future of the Postal Service?

September 17, 2013 GovExec's Eric Katz explains the mail agency's problems... and its proposed solutions.

Finding Common Ground at the FAA

September 3, 2013 Air traffic control modernization has hinged on putting aside labor-management strife.

The Cool Tool Helping Everyday Citizens Track Cyber Attacks in Real Time

August 27, 2013 A tool that helps you visualize how often data breaches occur.

Why You’re Failing to Change Your Organization (And How to Do It Better)

August 6, 2013 The importance of leading change through behavior.

Sequestration Got You Down? Embrace It, Says Defense Leader

July 23, 2013 Defense’s Deputy Chief Management Officer talks living into the fiscal environment’s opportunities.

How the Defense Department Communicates

July 16, 2013 A conversation about the tech powering DoD’s global collaboration efforts.

The One Question The Best Federal Leaders Ask Themselves

June 21, 2013 Former OMB Performance Director Shelley Metzenbaum shares the secret of high performing agencies.

The New Type of Leader Government Needs Now

June 4, 2013 The original vision of the SES has never been realized.

Cleaning Up GSA: A Year After Scandal, Has The Agency Improved?

May 28, 2013 GSA's Acting Administrator shares how the agency has turned around.

Cass Sunstein's 8 Simple Rules for Making Government 'Simpler'

May 21, 2013 The former "Regulator Czar" shares his vision for a simpler government.

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

May 7, 2013 The White House's "We the People" initiative is creating a new model for citizen engagement.

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

May 2, 2013 Author of new book says givers are more likely to succeed and advance.

Are You Ready For NASA's Space Apps Challenge?

April 17, 2013 How you can get involved with NASA's upcoming international technology event.

The Present, and Future, of Social Media in Government

April 1, 2013 Justin Herman joins us on the Excellence in Government Podcast to discuss the power of social government.

Why Managing Sucks (and How to Fix It)

February 25, 2013 We explore Results Only Work Environments (ROWE) with author Jody Thompson, author of “Why Managing Sucks.”

The 3 Secrets of Effective Time Investment

February 8, 2013 With sequestration ahead, Time Coach Elizabeth Grace Saunders offers tips for managing time with limited resources.