GovReads – ReWork – Reinventing Work

So I’m a big fan of the folks over at 37signals.com – a great blog written by the designer/developers over there who have created great stuff like BaseCamp. What I like about them is they are not afraid of speaking their mind and they are often contrarian. They are purposely small, purposely advocate working less,… Read more »

The Government is Hiring

(The original post can be found at WiseBread written by Jason Kay) With unemployment hitting some scary levels as of late there seems to be one entity that is almost unaffected by the trend; the government. The government is not only continuing its strong hiring that it conducts each year, but bucking the employment trend…. Read more »

Transparent Leadership (Roger Schwarz)

Originally published by Roger Schwarz on April 7 as GovExec’s Management Matters column. Are you a transparent leader? Soon after taking office, President Obama issued an executive order calling for agencies to be transparent, participatory and collaborative as a means to strengthen democracy and to make government more efficient and effective. The directive focused on… Read more »

Are Civil Servants Too Old and Selfish for Government 2.0?

Maybe we should give up on this quest for a “government 2.0” or “open government.” Maybe the people in senior positions are, well, just that – too “senior.” Or maybe it’s that most public servants just aren’t that interested in being collaborative, transparent or participatory. Of course, you know me well enough to understand that… Read more »

GovLoop Advisory Board #6 – Lena Trudeau

I mentioned last week, we are launching a GovLoop Advisory Board to help us make GovLoop more awesome. For more information, click here.#1 – Craig Newmark, Founder of Craigslist#2 – Bill Bott, former Missouri Deputy CIO#3 – Anthony Williams, Consultant and Best-Selling co-Author of Wikinomics#4 – Steve Kelman, Harvard Kennedy School Professor#5 – Chris Dorobek,… Read more »