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Aviation Agency and Unions Instill Interest-Based Leadership Skills

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Cathy Wright

Union and management leaders transformed  one of the federal sector’s most toxic workplaces into a culture of collaboration. More »

The Limitations of Applying Private-Sector Models to Federal Operations

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Tim Winchell

Total quality initiatives in the early 1990s, Vice President Gore's National Partnership for Reinventing Government, and President G.W. Bush's President's Management Agenda each attempted to incorporate private-sector management best practices into federal operations. N... More »

Embrace Change and Mind the Mission

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The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals are presented annually by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service to celebrate excellence in the federal civil service. Among the awards is the Management Excellence Medal, which recognizes a federal emplo... More »

You're Expected to Improve Your Organization's Performance. Now What?

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Gene Bacher

Regardless of your personal viewpoint on improving organizational performance, as a public policy objective, it is here to stay. The desire to demonstrate (preferably quantitatively) that public funds are achieving increasingly better outcomes has driven the establishme... More »

Successfully Managing Federal Rightsizing Initiatives

Tim Winchell

Federal managers can anticipate mission changes, organizational restructuring, and austere budgets in fiscal year 2013 and beyond. The challenge will be to incorporate these into headquarters-mandated mission changes while creating and maintaining high-performing subord... More »