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Act Like a Director

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When directors and top managers step down, it may take some time to fill the vacated positions. In the meantime, agencies, programs, and departments need a leader. Often, an acting director will step in. At the U.S. National Arboretum, a 446-acre campus in Washington, ... More »

Effective Engagement Strategies for an Increasingly Dispersed Workforce

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Technological advances have made it easier for employees to work anytime, anywhere—making "work" something you do, rather than a place you go. Yet government managers still face challenges. Federal law requires agencies to permit telework "to the maximum extent p... More »

Government Project Management Offices Struggle to Prove Their Value

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The project management office (PMO) provides one of the primary organization design strategies for improving not only project and program delivery, but efficiency and accountability. Search the Internet for "government PMO" and the majority of hits are about initiatives... More »

If Communication Is Common Sense, Why Isn’t it More Common?

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Pick a government agency, any government agency, poised to implement a change. Big or small, any change will require people to change the way they are working—click a different icon, use a new email system, follow a different process, or shift to "hoteling" to fin... More »

Management vs. Leadership in the Public Sector

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Alvin William Musgrave Jr

This is the time when we can have a rebirth in leadership and seize the opportunity to reform management practices in our public institutions. What does it mean to manage in government? Is that different from leading, and if so, what is that difference? Can managers be... More »

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