Posts Tagged: leadership

Taking the Buzz Out of Innovation

Innovation was the buzzword of 2014. It seems you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing about the need for innovation. But where is innovation actually embedded in the work of government? And how can innovation really make an impact? How can innovation go from buzzword to process? Philip Colligan, Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director forRead… Read more »

Elmer – A Natural Leader

Elmer can fix anything, can give directions to get to anywhere, and will rush into a crisis with a plan and mobilizing others to join him to reset the balance of the situation. His greatest strength, however is leading people: without the benefit of a mantle of title, or formal authority, he has an eager… Read more »

10 Tips for Leadership

Have no illusions: being a good leader takes work. Even if you are a “born leader” you must continually work and learn to remain at the top of your game. The below tips are not intended to be a cure-all for poor leadership or an unwillingness to learn, but a starting point for aspiring goodRead… Read more »

ICYMI: Looking Back at 2014

Looking back at year’s end, what themes pop out from the various blog posts written over the past year? What’s worth revisiting in 2015? Here’s a list at this link: (I haven’t figured out how to cut-and-paste text into GovLoop blogs without losing hotlinks, and since this is just a list of hotlinks, I’mRead… Read more »

Improving Morale in Gov? Not Impossible

Earlier this month, the annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings were released by the Partnership for Public Service, based on data from OPM’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. NASA was rated the best large agency to work for, FDIC was chosen as the best mid-sized agency, and the Surface Transportation board comesRead… Read more »

Happy to Work in Gov? Survey Says No

I am going to be brutally honest with you. It’s a tough time to be a federal employee. For the fourth year in a row, The Best Places to Work data showed a decline in federal employee satisfaction. The Partnership for Public Service found government-wide, federal employee job satisfaction and commitment fell 0.9 points to aRead… Read more »