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What Managers Can Learn From Team Sports

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It's more than teamwork. To keep workers performing and engaged, managers must emphasize responsibility, behavior, feedback, measurable goals, and results. Imagine that you work in a manufacturing facility where your job is to prepare Persian vases for packaging. The v... More »

Effective Leaders Create Healthy Work Environments

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Jann Freed

We spend a lot of time at work, so how can we make it reflect our life values? The task is challenging, but it's one of the best investments leaders can make in their organizations. President Truman famously kept a sign on his desk that said "The Buck Stops Here." Trum... More »

Public Sector Innovation in the Australian Public Service

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Alex Roberts

After formally recognizing the drivers for innovation and the need for its more systematic application, APS created a framework for understanding and undertaking innovation. How can agencies embed it within their practices? More »

Making Performance Information More Useful

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Only 50 percent of federal managers use performance information to help them run more effective programs. This percentage has not changed in more than a decade, according to two Government and Accountability Office studies conducted in 1997 and 2008. Similar results wer... More »

High-Impact Decisions: Report Card Grades Regulators

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The Mercatus center at george Mason university has a new report card to grade the executive branch on high-priced decisions. it encourages regulatory impact analysisa tool presidents have tried to get agencies to apply for decades. A few years ago at ... More »