leadership

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.

GovExec Daily: The Value Shift in the Workplace

Author Dr. Jessica Grossmeier joins the podcast to discuss how Americans are reevaluating their relationships with their jobs.

Narcissistic Bosses Impede Flow of Knowledge

New findings show how knowledge-sharing can suffer under the reign of a narcissistic boss.

GovExec Daily: Building a Cohesive Team Under Duress

Col. John Spencer joins the podcast to discuss group dynamics and how managers can lead.

How to Brainstorm Brilliant Ideas in Teams – without Sliding into ‘Groupthink’

With companies encouraging greater teamwork, an expert outlines how to innovate effectively and problem solve as a group.

Senator Calls on Biden to Fill OSTP Leadership Role

This is the second request urging the Biden administration to put forth a nominee for the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

How Managers Can Become More Effective Leaders

A new report from Gallup identifies seven leadership traits found among managers of high performing teams, and offers tips for how to develop these skills.

Kip Hawley Was An Uncommon Leader For All-Too-Common Times

The former Transportation Security Administration chief rose to the occasion -- twice -- and his is a model we need to emulate, Justin P. Oberman writes in this remembrance.

Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Be the First Black Woman Justice. Here’s How She Will Change the Supreme Court.

The Senate has voted to confirm Jackson, whose history-making confirmation sets up the first all-women liberal wing on the court. The 19th examines what she means to the Supreme Court and the legal profession.