Leadership

Commentary on leadership

I do regular commentary about leadership in a series of articles on my website http://www.redroom.com/author/charles-a-ray and on Helium, a site for free lance writers. I would particularly like to recommend my articles on Integrity and leadership, http://www.helium.com/items/1362233-the-importance -of-integrity-to-leadership and Making effective decisions, http://www.helium.com/items/1322045-making-effective-decisions

“I Am Public Service” – Ebook is Released!

Greetings! Steve Ressler and I are pleased to announce the release of our first ebook entitled, “I Am Public Service: Great Work in Our Own Words.” The book highlights and honors – in their own words – the great work of 34 public servants. In the ebook, you’ll read stories about people like: Vladimir Diaz:… Read more »

Employee Performance Evaluations

I recently read the following, and thought I would share a little humor… Enjoy! ——————————————————————————– Quotes taken from actual (U.S.) Federal Employee Performance Evaluations ——————————————————————————– 1. “Since my last report, this employee has reached rock bottom and has started to dig.” 2. “I would not allow this employee to breed.” 3. “This employee is not… Read more »

Re-blog of Social Media Overview from my LinkedIn Group

I posted the following to LinkedIn and thought that this would be a good place to re-blog it….appreciate feedback. Social media consists of tools like FaceBook, Ning.com , LinkedIn, Plaxo, and Twitter, to name a few. These and many other web-based tools are known as Web 2.0. Web 2.0 also includes Google and all its… Read more »

Federal Eye: Challenges Await Sebelius at HHS

President Obama will nominate Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) today as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, a job originally offered to former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle, who withdrew last month due to issues with back taxes. Experts suggest that in addition to the administration’s health care reform efforts, Sebelius, 60,… Read more »

Federal Eye: ‘Liberal Leave’ for D.C.-Area Federal Offices

Washington, D.C.-area federal offices will operate today under “liberal leave” or “unscheduled leave” and delayed arrival status, meaning employees who cannot make it to work can request off, or should otherwise arrive to work no more than two hours later than normal, according to the Office of Personnel Management. The decision comes as school districts… Read more »

TransparencyCamp: 97 Tweets from 100 Pages of History

I couldn’t make it to TransparencyCamp, but it sounded fabulous. I did wade through 100 pages of Twitter Search history (as much as it keeps). Here’s what I came up with, for what it’s worth. Unlike my other summaries, while this is in chronological order, more or less, the fact that there were a lot… Read more »

Who is Responsible for Leadership Development?

In many agencies there is disagreement over who is responsible for leadership development. In some organizations, responsibility for leadership development is delegated to HR. In others, leadership development is viewed as the domain of trainers. In yet other organizations, employees expect the agency’s senior leadership to take the lead. They are all right—to a point…. Read more »