Posts Tagged: The Public Manager

Notes from NAPA – First Do No Harm with Government Reorganization

With Commerce Secretary Gary Locke headed for a new job as ambassador to China, there was buzz in DC about what’s next for Commerce – the agency expected to be the center of a competitiveness focused reorganization. I listened to a vastly experienced cast of candid public servants – many who are now formers –… Read more »

“Introducing Me,” The Public Manager’s New Editor

It’s good to have found and made some friends here on GovLoop. People who care about government are pretty special. Many were at the Press Club with me today to pay tribute to David Broder, who taught me and countless others much about the way The System works. If you’re curious about the latest from… Read more »

Talent Management: When the Question Is, Should I Stay or Should I Go?

With the freeze of pay in the air, there are sure to be federal employees – particularly soon to be retirees- asking the question (or humming The Clash,) Should I stay or should I go? Managers should not give up hope. Today in their joint “Keeping Talent” report, the Partnership for Public Service and Booz… Read more »

Envisioning Leadership Beyond the Battlefield: How Do You Do It?

Hello, join the discussion from GovLearning: https://www.govloop.com/group/govlearning/forum/topics/envisioning-leadership-beyond As I passed the Pentagon en route to ASTD today, I thought about Georgia Sorenson’s fascinating article “Leadership Beyond the Battlefield” in the most recent issue of The Public Manager. If you missed it you can get more here: http://www.thepublicmanager.org/journal/insidethisIssue.aspx Fundamentally, Sorenson looked at how civilian and military… Read more »

Stop Learning the Hard Way, Part 2

In Part 1, I laid out the present reality of learning. Using a recent lesson learned in responding to my teething, seven-month old son, I made the claim that we’re increasingly gaining new information via search engines and social networks. I said that I planned to persuade your thinking on three points: • Informal learning… Read more »

The Public Manager – Special Issue

Alan Balutis, Director and Distinguished Fellow for CISCO’s Internet Business Solutions Group, distributed print copies of this special issue of The Public Manager yesterday at the Young Government Leader’s event on Web 2.0. In order to help him spread this message far and wide, I created the ebook below over at Calameo and wanted to… Read more »