Posts Tagged: Executive

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 »

SES Job Opening – Associate Director of Administration

The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) has an opening for an Associate Director of Administration. This position heads the Office of Administration, which is responsible for managing Agency acquisitions, and directing CSOSA’s facilities and security programs. Many of CSOSA’s programs are evolving, requiring the incumbent to develop precedent-setting… Read more »

Daniel Murdock Appointed SEC No. 2 Public Accountant

Daniel Murdock, former industry professional practice director at Deloitte & Touche LLP, has joined the Securities and Exchange Commission as deputy chief accountant. Murdock succeeds Paul Beswick, who was named chief accountant, and will manage the agency’s accounting group within the Office of the Chief Accountant, the SEC said Friday. The group collaborates with the… Read more »

The Road to Transformational Leadership

This article outlines the four main qualities of a successful transformational leader. Here’s an interesting excerpt: “Research evidence clearly shows that groups led by transformational leaders have higher levels of performance and satisfaction than groups led by other types of leaders. Why? Because transformational leaders hold positive expectations for followers, believing that they can do… Read more »

Digital Government Spotlight Data May Shed New Light on Opportunities

by Mohamad Elbarasse, Analyst As part of Federal CIO Steve Van Roekel’s Digital Government Strategy (DGS), ITDashboard.gov has launched a new page on its website that provides a snapshot of major agencies’ progress against the milestones set out in his plan. The tool is designed to assist the public in measuring the progress that government… Read more »

America’s Got Talent

Public Service Recognition Week recognizes a lot of hidden talent across the government. But is that talent always available when the government needs it? Sometimes, it is. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen was superb at handling big, complex challenges that reach across agency boundaries. He led the evacuation of lower Manhattan during 9/11. He took… Read more »

From Regulation to Collaboration – the Next Wave for Cybersecurity?

The President issued the Cybersecurity Executive Order during his State of the Union earlier this month. But some say the Executive Order doesn’t go far enough. “The Executive Order was unprecedented and very wanted, but it is inherently limited in what it can do. The Executive Order can only tell the entities that are part… Read more »

Sloppy Reporting Misleads the Public on Obama’s Executive Orders

Executive Orders, Political Ignorance, and Journalists’ Negligence On Tuesday, thousands of ignorant reporters were wrong about President Obama’s proposals to end gun violence. Their negligence fuels the psycho-goofball conspiracy nutjobs who claim that Executive Orders are illegal, that Obama has issued more than any other president, and that he’s coming for your guns. Barack Obama… Read more »