Leadership

Top 5 Leadership Characteristics for Process Improvement Success

Recently during a visit to the GSA conference held in San Antonio, I had the opportunity to speak with several people in the federal government about Lean Six Sigma. In most cases they shared with me that they had “tried” Lean Six Sigma and it did not work or “we did that and are now… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 07.09.2009

I’m back— I have been on vacation! hehe I understand while I was away, some of you federal folks had some problems with computer viruses, or such. Last week, a Trojan horse invaded my computer. When I ran my very sophisticated internet security software, it indicated that the problem *might* have originated from a file… Read more »

Lean Six Sigma Can Help Agencies Manage Stimulus Funds

In a recent interview on Fox Business channel, I had the opportunity to discus how effectively the stimulus funds are being deployed. The discussion focused on how federal and state agencies now are not prepared for the challenges of such an enormous task. In fact, APQC recently reported that only 24% of state and federal… Read more »

Project of the Week – Federally Employed Women and the National Training Program

This week’s Project of the Week features the Federally Employed Women organization. Thanks to GovLoop member Patt Franc and to Sue Webster and Rachel Combs of FEW for sharing their story. Federally Employed Women (FEW) is 4000 members strong and is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1968 after the issuance of Executive Order 11375… Read more »

The benefits of crowdsourcing – US$1,000,000 prize from Netflix

Republished from eGov AU. (I would appreciate if you could Vote for me in ‘The 10 who are changing the World of Internet and Politics’) I highlighted the online Netflix prize quite some time ago as an example of how an organisation could work with its community to drive innovation. Netflix has a longstanding prize… Read more »

NIEM Awarded 2009 Intergovernmental Solutions Award

The American Council for Technology (ACT) presented a 2009 Intergovernmental Solutions Award on June 1, 2009, to the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) in recognition of the program’s trail-blazing and innovative practices. “This recognition is proof of great work accomplished by the coalition of the willing—by practitioners at all levels of government, especially our state… Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week: Benjamin Strong

If you’re on Twitter, you may have seen some of the great tweets from @Amver like: -> Nigerian rebels kidnap 6 crewmembers from chemical carrier Sichem Peace -> Boating tips for watching fireworks from boats -> U.S. House passes piracy amendment; military guards to man certain ships/cargoes -> Iranian naval ship stops pirate attack in… Read more »

10 Ways Social Media Will Improve Federal Acquisition

A couple months ago, I noticed a conversation on GovLoop regarding acquisition. Having spent the past ten years as a proposal writer that has responded to hundreds of Requests for Proposals on behalf of non-profit and educational institutions, I contributed six quick ideas to the discussion. Well, no good deed goes unpunished and those comments… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 07.01.2009

Happy 4th of July eve, eve, eve … I just LOVE this holiday! I hope you all have fun family plans.Ok, maybe just ..fun plans? 🙂 Everyone was just very, very chatty today … great info (everyone is really really ready for the HOLIDAY!) I am having guests for part of a long week, and… Read more »