The 4-Day Work Week: Could it Really Work?

I caught an article recently about a Louisiana House committee questioning a proposal to put state agencies on a shorter workweek. Of course thsi is being sold as a cost-saving idea by the sponsoring legislator. State Rep. Rickey Hardy, D-Lafayette, asked the House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations to consider changing state employees’ workweeks… Read more »

Leadership in a World of Permeable Boundaries (Part 1 of 3)

In this first blog entry I’ll explore the main changes that Gov 2.0 will bring and the corresponding changes that will be needed in the style and culture of our leadership and organization. I’ll argue that the primary change of Gov 2.0 is the creation of “permeable boundaries”. With increasing engagement and collaboration, work and… Read more »

TSP Talk – Jobs report triggers sell-off / rebound

Good morning. It’s time for our Monday morning TSP Talk: As we talked about on Friday on TSP Talk, the jobs report was going to be the news of the day, and boy was it. Stocks dropped sharply, but rebounded strongly by the close. Where does that leave us now? It was reported that there… Read more »

Making NASA Relevant Again

Making NASA Relevant Again, NASA Watch “… This is where the new Administration’s immediate priorities are going to focus: fixing the economy and the underlying infrastructure that keeps it going. Where NASA fits in this refocused political environment is not clear. If NASA can be seen as a player in the overall renewal of infrastructure,… Read more »

The Difference

With today’s message, and the appointment of General Shinseki as VA Secretary, the differing views of government and governing are again made apparent. Shinseki said it all when he left in 2003: “You must love those you lead before you can be an effective leader,” he said. “You can certainly command without that sense of… Read more »