Posts Tagged: political

Don’t get blindsided by fiscal contraints – Management is what matters

When the President was Inaugurated on Monday, he unveiled a broad agenda for the next four years. But one thing was missing from his inaugural address – civil service reform and management. But Tom Fox says in order for any of the other priorities to be successful you first have to have strong leadership andRead… Read more »

Inauguration Bite: 4 things you can do to deal with the transition

Today is Inauguration Day and no amount of prep work can prepare anyone for the tremendous amount of changes that the administration will face in the upcoming months. Cabinet secretaries will be confirmed. Policies will be unveiled. And the new 113 Congress will get down to governing. So what can you do? The career fedRead… Read more »

Coast to Coast: A Difference from East to West?

Everyone knows about the surfer dude. The constant “yeah mans” and “yeah bro” are phrases associated with only one person of one coast? Can’t be the east, because dignified lobbyists are speaking with much refined tongues, and strict guards on their vocabulary. However, when it comes to the different sides of the country, are weRead… Read more »

Your Transition Survival Guide: DorobekINSIDER Live

DorobekINSIDER Live: Surviving the Transition A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER today. We’re LIVE! It’s the third time we’ve met and we are doing this at least once each month this year. The idea is simple: get smart people together and share ideas because we believe that the real power of information comes when itRead… Read more »

Managing Myths During the Transition

Inauguration is a week away. Are you ready for the transition? When it comes to managing during the transition a couple think instantly pop: avoid gossip and do your homework. Tom Fox is the Vice President for Leadership and Innovation at the Partnership for Public Service. He told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program thatRead… Read more »

Federal Government Reform Resources: Memos to National Leaders

President Obama said in his first post-election press conference that he was going to ask Governor Romney’s advice on government reform. There has been a lot of advice developed in recent months! Here are some potential resources for them to draw upon. If President Obama meets with Governor Romney to discuss ways to reform theRead… Read more »

Research: Politics & Social Media, Gauging Response

Hey everyone, I’m currently conducting research at Bridgewater State University concerning how people might respond to the discreditation of their political perspective. For now I assume the position of a liberal blogger who mostly mocks and ridicules the Republican party, but come January I will have created a new identity who harshly critiques the DemocraticRead… Read more »

Memos to National Leaders: Transition Prep, Political Appointees Confirmations and More

We are less than three weeks from the election. So the big question now, is what’s next? What happens after the new president is elected? How should career feds handle the transition. The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) have tried to answer some of those questions.Read… Read more »

An Overview of American Political Parties

Most of the American political debate centers on the two major parties – Democrats and Republicans. Today, most Americans are fed up with politicians and would like to eliminate political parties altogether, but it would never work. Aristotle noted that humans are political animals and will always form associations based on common beliefs and experiences.Read… Read more »