leadership

Future Air Force Officers Get a 30,000-Foot View of Death in This Course

Views on death and the afterlife vary from person to person and culture to culture. This course gives Air Force cadets a broad perspective on mortality and its effects on people and society.

Employers Are Concerned About Covering Workers’ Mental Health Needs, Survey Finds

Nearly half of large employers report that increasing numbers of their workers were using mental health services, according to a KFF annual employer survey. Yet almost a third of those employers said their health plan’s network didn’t have enough behavioral health care providers for employees to have timely access to the care they need.

Building a More Diverse Public Sector Hiring Pipeline

Local governments are rethinking how they go about connecting with job candidates. “It’s just not enough to post a position and then say we have no qualified diverse talent,” says one official.

The Presidential Innovation Fellows Program Turned 10, What’s Next?

Presidential Innovations Fellow Director Rebeca Lamadrid discussed the “stay flexible” mentality of the program and where it is heading for its next 10 years.

Managers, Err On The Side Of Too Much Communication

It's better for managers to give employees too much communication than too little, researchers report.

GovExec Daily: Getting Things Done in a Bureaucracy

Former agency officials Marina Nitze and Nick Sinai join the podcast to discuss their new book.

Queen Elizabeth Dead at 96

Prince Charles to become king after Britain’s longest-serving monarch and most prominent global leader passes at Balmoral, Scotland.

People Think They Should Talk Less to Be Liked, but New Research Suggests You Should Speak up in Conversations with Strangers

The common advice to let the other person talk more might backfire if you want to make a positive first impression.

The Perks of Positivity May Depend on Race and Culture

"There may be nuance in terms of what positive psychological factors protect people, depending on their race and their culture...""

Human Nature Can Steer People Away from New Things – and that Can Blind Them to Novel Threats

Those who seek to cause harm are as capable of generating creative ideas as anyone else. Two psychologists and counterterrorism scholars suggest how not to overlook a new danger.

USDA Plans ‘Historic’ Funding to Help Struggling Farmers and Develop New Ag Leaders

“The idea here obviously is to enlarge the number of people that are engaged in this very important occupation and calling,” U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said.

VOA’s Leader Talks About Navigating Employee Morale, International Crises and More

Yolanda López said employees “were hungry for information and transparency” when she took over as acting director when President Biden came into office.   

A New Director Is Bringing Hope to the Federal Prisons Agency

However, her previous work leading the Oregon Department of Corrections has not gone without criticism.

GovExec Daily: The Pendulum Shifts Toward Workers

Wharton's Stephanie Creary joins the podcast to discuss the management-labor dynamic emerging from the pandemic period.

Virtual Meetings Stymie Creative Teamwork

Virtual meetings have made remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic possible, but for creative collaboration, it's hard to beat gathering face-to-face.

GovExec Daily: The Connection Between Mindfulness and Leadership

Andrew Feldman and Marc Margolius join the podcast to discuss mindfulness and management.

GovExec Daily: Fixing Culture Clashes in the Office

Dr. Lee Frederiksen joins the podcast to discuss a new report about workplace culture.