Excellence in Government

First-Ever Winners of Theodore Roosevelt Government Leadership Awards Announced

Honorees are an all-star team of distinguished federal officials and industry partners.

Think Government Can’t Do Anything Quickly and Cheaply? Think Again.

Looking to build a “test, learn and adapt” culture, federal agencies have conducted dozens of rapid, low-cost experiments over the last few years.

Going to the Moon: Reflections on a Government Success Story 50 Years Later

“The real heroes of Project Apollo were public servants,” says historian Douglas Brinkley.

Government Needs to Invest in Human Resources

In high performing organizations, HR specialists work as advisers and consultants to line managers to address workforce problems. That doesn’t happen in federal agencies.

The President’s Management Agenda Turns One

There may not be cake and balloons, but progress is worthy of celebration.

The High Cost of Undervaluing Older Talent

Older workers are far more influential than their younger colleagues.

If You Really Want an Open Dialog, Then Act Like It

It isn’t about pushing your ideas on others, it’s about drawing theirs out.

Are You Working With People or Through People?

When you don’t have total control, you have to have influence.

Two Questions to Ask Yourself When Interviewing Job Candidates

Most hiring managers look for people like themselves, which inevitably limits the opportunity for innovation and growth.

What Is The Best Way To Prepare For a Valuable Employee’s Retirement?

People are a business’s greatest asset, and the most experienced people are often the most valuable sources of insight.

These Are The Skills To Learn For The Future Of Work, According To The World Economic Forum

The list of growing and declining skills suggests how to stay relevant in the new economy.

How to Cut Government Spending Without a Hiring Freeze

President Trump has instructed his Cabinet secretaries to cut their budgets by 5 percent next year.

The Problem With Being Perfect

A trait that’s often seen as good can actually be destructive. Here’s how to combat it.