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Leading Across Boundaries in an Era of Complex Challenges

Governments today face serious, seemingly intractable public management issues that go to the core of effective governance and leadership. Government leaders are presented with difficult choices, but also unprecedented opportunities. The right kind of leadership approach and style can drive change in government. From budget reductions to a struggling economy, disasters to pandemics, the seemingly… Read more »

Power Tools of Government

What are the major levers for driving changes in government agencies? Traditional tools are statutory changes, budgetary controls, and executive orders. But one that seasoned government executives will use to drive change is control over delegations of authority. A recent report by the Partnership for Public Service on how several federal agencies created shared service… Read more »

Performance Budgeting: Lessons from the States

When times are tight and states have effect performance budgeting processes, they are less likely to use across-the-board cuts. Are there lessons here for the federal government? New research findings by a team led Dr. Daniel Mullins at American University examine recent state-level trends in the use of performance budgeting or “budgeting for results” approaches…. Read more »

7 Criteria for Selecting Your PMP Exam Simulator

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a must-have for many project managers. It demonstrates your ability as a project manager to your current and prospective employers, and can help you take the next step up the corporate ladder. That said, it is not an easy road, and preparing for the exam can be a… Read more »

Break Your PMP® Studies Into Small Pieces

Taking the PMP® Exam is one of the biggest steps you’ll take in your career as a Project Manager — and one of the most daunting. There seems to be an endless parade of information to cram into your brain but don’t let that discourage you! With careful planning and structure you can pass the… Read more »

How To Prepare for and Pass Your PMP Exam

It took Kevin Reilly nearly 3 times longer than he expected to study for his Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam. “I estimated 120 hours and it took me 320,” he said, in an interview with Cornelius Fichtner, host of The Project Management Podcast at www.pm-podcast.com. “I’m a pretty detail-oriented guy so I don’t think it… Read more »

Veterans Speak Out Against a Debilitating Federal Workplace Harming the Health of America’s Returning Military

(WASHINGTON, DC) — In a recently released statement veterans, members of The Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C), called for the U.S. Congress and the Obama administration to stop the political power play and to mandate that federal supervisory and management officials face discipline for willfully breaking civil rights and whistleblower protection laws. “The unrestrained retaliatory… Read more »

Purdue Professors Among Presidential Science, Engineering Award Recipients

The White House has chosen two researchers from Purdue University as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, an award for early-career independent research on science and engineering. Jeffrey Karpicke of the College of Health and Human Sciences and Tamara Moore of the College of Engineering were selected for their work… Read more »

SUCCESS RULE # 27 Practice Gratitude

The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense of well-being, and a faster rate of recovery from surgery. But… Read more »