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Elizabeth Newell Jochum

Elizabeth Newell Jochum

Management

Even in a Second Term, Expect New Appointees

While the transition surely will be on a smaller scale, federal managers still have to prepare for new leadership and shifting priorities.

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Crafting Office Culture

Managers set the tone in the workplace and can create an environment that will keep employees happy and productive.

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Rethinking To-Do Lists

Traditional formats can set you up for failure and frustration.

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Ways to Improve Your Public Speaking

Techniques are just as important for addressing small groups as they are for large crowds.

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The Power of Frequent Career-Building Chats

Daily conversations can help employees grow—so they don’t go.

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Reining in Rage

At best, workplace anger can harm your health and your job performance.

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What's Your Natural Leadership Style?

Knowing this, and then mastering other techniques, can help you be your best.

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Tips on Talking to Your Employees

Good communication can eliminate anxiety and promote performance.

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Taking Advantage of Twitter

The social network offers an unparalleled opportunity for federal managers.

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How to Manage Remotely

Many managers want to jump on the telework bandwagon themselves.

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How to Ace Post-Award Contract Reviews

Debriefings provide a unique opportunity to build credibility with industry.

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Keeping Projects On Track

When a major endeavor is coming off the rails, managers must act quickly and decisively to avoid failure.

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Mix and Match

Group mentoring meets a variety of needs where one-on-one programs fall short.

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Cues for Consolidators

Consolidation can bring savings, and GAO is helping managers guide the process.

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Teleconference Technique

Ready for your close-up?

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The Collaboration Conundrum

Successful leaders encourage employees to work together without letting it get out of hand.

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Progressive Discipline

Managers should take steps to help problem employees improve, and protect themselves in the process.

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Welcoming Wellness

Managers can make or break health programs.

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Federal Feng Shui

Rearranging your workspace with a few principles in mind can bring tranquility and positive energy.

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Happiness and Productivity Go Hand-in-Hand

Federal Labor Relations Authority chairwoman oversees dramatic improvement in employee satisfaction and agency performance.