White House names new deputy chief technology officer for policy

Austin Bonner joins White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, though the position of U.S. CTO has not been filled since 2021.

Want More Good Ideas from Your Workers? Try Giving Them a Reward – and a Choice

A recent study found that offering workers a choice of what type of reward they would like for offering good suggestions increased the volume of submissions and their creativity too.

What Public Health Lessons Need to Be Learned from the COVID Crisis?

Dr. Richard Stone joins the podcast to discuss his book and running VHA during the early part of the coronavirus pandemic.

Proposed Law Would Create Responsible Emerging Tech Leaders at Agencies

The bill would require a senior official at each relevant agency to oversee technologies like artificial intelligence, quantum and biotechnology to ensure responsible usage.

Apple VP Named New Director of Defense Innovation Unit

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also announced that the Defense Innovation Unit director will report directly to him as part of a leadership “realignment.”

Lawmakers Move to Elevate Leadership of Energy’s Cyber Office

Citing the threat posed by foreign adversaries, four Republican senators are pushing for a Senate-confirmed assistant secretary to helm Energy’s office tasked with cybersecurity.

Empathy Can Be Part of a Leader's Toolkit

Nicole Price joins the podcast to discuss using empathy to shape an organization.

Beyond Czars: Meeting Bureaucracy-Spanning Challenges

We need a cadre of career professionals to take a whole-of-government approach to addressing key priorities.

The Lone Republican FTC Commissioner is Leaving, Claiming the Chairwoman Has Abused Her Power

The three Democratic commissioners said in a joint statement they “often disagreed” with their departing colleague, but wished her well.

Building a Work Culture Where Everyone Can Succeed

Dr. Richard Orbé-Austin joins the podcast to discuss how everyone can take control of their work situations and improve their organization's culture.

Remote Work Has Made Developing Relationships with Colleagues Harder – Here’s What Workers and Bosses Need Now

Hybrid and remote-heavy work setups have fundamentally changed how people interact at ‘the office.’ What do workers and managers want out of the workplace now?

New Year, New You: How to Grow in Your Career in 2023

Andrew Feldman joins the podcast to discuss how managers make improvement a goal for 2023.

Ancient Greece Had Extreme Polarization and Civil Strife Too – How Thucydides Can Help Us Understand Jan. 6 and Its Aftermath

The insights of an ancient historian show that the causes of civil unrest are often the same over time and across societies.

How Public Sector Women Lead

The Partnership for Public Service's Emily Kalnicky joins the podcast to discuss research on gender and leadership.

Why You Should Give the Gift of Mindfulness This New Year

Mindfulness can teach us to be more present – not just for ourselves, but also for our colleagues, friends and loved ones.

GovExec Daily: Learning from Elon Musk's Twitter Management Mistakes

TalenTrust's Kathleen Quinn Votaw joins the podcast to discuss leadership lessons from the Twitter takeover.

GovExec Daily: Why Women Execs Are Leaving Their Jobs During the 'Great Breakup'

HR expert Barbie Winterbottom joins the podcast to discuss gender, management and the workplace.