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Stewart Liff

Management

How to Improve the Performance Appraisal Process

The federal practice of issuing uninformative mid-year reviews followed six months later by year-end appraisals is both painful and ineffective.

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How to Create a Culture of Fairness in Government

The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey shows that some agencies have a lot of work to do.

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Improving Employee Engagement

I suggest that agencies look at their FEVS results from a different perspective.

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You Can’t Legislate Accountability

Organization must have a culture of performance to deal effectively with those who fall short.

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Blame Weak Management, Not Lack of Authority, for Poor Performers

For the most part, federal supervisors already have the ability to do all of the things described in Trump’s new executive order on removal procedures.

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How to Improve your Organization’s Performance

Problems are generally caused by a multitude of issues, which are invariably connected.

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The Low Rate of Firing Government Employees is Not a 'Positive Sign'

The vast majority want to work in an organization that values performance, which is why management needs to fire the slackers.

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Managing Your Career in the Trump Era

Do you feel like you are making a difference or are you just trying to survive?

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Tapping Government’s Biggest Asset—Knowledge

How agencies can develop, share and keep critical expertise.

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Government’s Turnaround Starts at the Bottom

Fixing performance requires making everyone a leader.

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Finding a Fix for Government Performance

The Trump administration should look at time-tested management approaches.

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Can a New Work Design Help the Government?

What you can learn from the agencies that pioneered different approaches.

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To Deal With Poor Performers, You Need Will and Skill

As the workforce has grown savvier and more litigious, government managers have had a hard time finding reliable HR expertise.

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Hold Senior Executives Accountable, But Don’t Strip Appeal Rights

Why treat VA’s senior executives differently than other senior executives in government?

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Creating a Culture of Accountability

How to set up a performance system of feedback and follow through.