Posts Tagged: capital

Spotting Top Talent

A veteran corporate executive search recruiter says experience and competencies aren’t as important as “potential” when hiring or promoting people to the top job. How would this approach play when picking leaders to head government agencies? Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, a veteran corporate executive search recruiter, shares his approach for talent spotting for senior executives in an… Read more »

What Happens When Our Senior Scientists, Engineers, and Doctors Retire?

More than two-thirds of NASA employees are scientists and engineers, and NASA has one of the oldest workforces in the federal government – many of whom are nearing retirement. So what’s the plan for recruiting new scientific, engineering, and medical leadership talent? Dr. Gina Scott Ligon, along with her University of Nebraska at Omaha colleagues… Read more »

Leveraging Employee Strengths for a Productive, Passionate Workforce

Ever had a boss ask you to perform a task that was totally out of your area of expertise? Trying to work outside one’s comfort zone can bring up anxiety for even the most seasoned professional. But if leaders prioritize building up their employees’ strengths, they can improve morale and efficiency. According to a Gallup… Read more »

Know Your Strengths, Harness Your Strengths

We were fortunate to have Paul Allen, Strengths Evangelist at Gallup, to speak as our welcome keynote at lunch. Allen has over 20 years of experience as a social entrepreneur, involved in the founding of 7 companies. Surprisingly, he has only known about Strengths Finder for about a year, which speaks to how quickly engaged… Read more »

4 Tips on Fostering Diversity and Inclusion

To continue the discussion on diversity, the Department of the Interior hosted an event to elaborate on the tactical implementation of agency’s Inclusive Workplace Strategy. This event served as a follow-up to last week’s Diversity and Inclusion Leadership in the 21st Century put on by the Partnership for Public Service. The talk consisted of a… Read more »

Building a Federal Workforce that Looks like America

It’s been two years since President Obama signed the Executive Order on Diversity and Inclusion in the federal workplace. As we all know, organizations and organizational culture take a great deal of time to change. This is especially the case for government agencies, which are often over a hundred years old. Today, I attended an… Read more »

Innovation Survey: How do Federal leaders advance innovation within their organization?

Discussing innovation within the Federal Government typically brings to mind images of Todd Park and Vivek Kundra or the TSA IdeaFactory and DARPA. This is not the common face of innovation for many Federal leaders. Federal executives lead innovative organizational changes from process improvements to new acquisition strategies regularly. I want to know what lessons… Read more »

Federal Employee Engagement: Keys to Mission Success

In an era of shrinking budgets and increasing demands for high-quality services, productivity improvement is critical to performance outcomes. How can public-sector organizations meet fiscal requirements while sustaining effective performance levels? Tune-in to FedCentral today on WFED 1500AM at 10am to hear David Dye, Director, Federal Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting LLP and John M. Palguta,… Read more »

SAS Government Leadership Summit – June 12 in DC

SAS Government Leadership Summit June 12, 2012 at 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Newseum, Washington, DC Registration is required through http://go.sas.com/k42p97. The SAS Government Leadership Summit (#SASgov) is targeted at mid-tier to executive level decision makers in Government. This year’s theme is “Analytics on Point: Sharpen the focus on brighter possibilities.” Keynote: Dr. Michael Mandelbaum,… Read more »