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Don't Sabotage Your Organization

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Unintentional acts by employees can thwart productivity and damage morale. Take a page from an old espionage manual—and learn what not to do. More »

Can Leaders Keep Their Cool While Feeling the Heat

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Patrick S. Malone

“Those who live the life know that government leaders live in a fishbowl, as if whatever they do could be broadcast around the world. National service requires a level of openness unheard of by leaders in for-profit organizations and even nonprofit enterprises,&rd... More »

You Make the Call: Tips for Making Public Decisions

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Mary Eleanor Wickersham

Public managers face challenges in decision making not experienced by managers in the private sector. are there easier ways to make decisions? remember, not making a decision is a decision in itself. Well see, is the parents mantra. Too often, it is also t... More »

Dont Overlook Frontline Supervisors

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For the past decade or so, new technology and systems have been prominent in performance improvement initiatives. Scorecards and performance measurement have been promoted as an answer for performance problems. Over this period,... More »