Oversight

Leadership Lessons: Arun Majumdar, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

Pioneer of new agency places premium on having the right people and the right culture.

Oversight

Leadership Lessons: David Kappos, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Voice of experience guides agency on the path to innovation.

Management

Picking Appointees

Not all political positions are the same, and not just any smart person is right for the job.

Viewpoint

Picking Appointees

Not all political positions are the same, and not just any smart person is right for the job.

Oversight

Analysis: Getting Appointees Up to Speed

The White House orientation program is not enough; new political executives need agency-specific guidance.

News

Analysis: Czars and the Bureaucracy

President Obama’s appointment of designated problem-solvers could be paving the way for 21st century government.

Management

Getting It Right

As agencies ramp up new initiatives, they must ask the critical contracting questions.

Oversight

Analysis: Inside or Out

Obama’s team must ask the key question: Beef up the civil service or bring in contractors?

Management

Across the Divide

Government’s next leaders must strike a balance between civil servants and federal contractors.

Viewpoint

Across the Divide

Government’s next leaders must strike a balance between civil servants and federal contractors.

Management

Fourth Quarter Blues

As this term winds down, career employees must stay in the game.

Viewpoint

Fourth Quarter Blues

As this term winds down, career employees must stay in the game.

Magazine

Move Full Speed Ahead on Leadership Development

Move Full Speed Ahead on Leadership Development

Magazine

Reinventing Redux

Reinventing government: the sequel

Magazine

Managing Paradox

Managing Paradox

Magazine

For the Manager on Your Gift List

For the Manager on Your Gift List

Magazine

Lessons From Computer Firms

Lessons From Computer Firms

Magazine

Lessons From Computer Firms

Lessons From Computer Firms

Magazine

Lessons From Computer Firms

Lessons From Computer Firms

Magazine

In Search of The New Leadership

Troubled federal bureaucracies require leaders as never before. And slowly but surely the civil service is discovering new forms of leadership to meet contemporary needs.