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Invest in the Workforce and Prioritize Programs to Meet Challenges

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Jenny Mattingley

If you wanted to hear about the top challenges—and opportunities—facing federal agencies during these tough budget times, a good place to start would be with the 46 winners of the 2012 Presidential Distinguished Ranks Awards. More »

How Titleless Leaders Use Conflict to Get Workplace Results

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Nan S. Russell

Getting things done when you're not in charge is no easy feat. As any successful government manager or public service leader—any employee—can tell you, it takes the application of specific attributes to lead others, especially absent title or authority. And ... More »

Strong Executive Branch Leadership Crucial for Policy Implementation

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Dwight Ink

A president is elected every four years, but he or she does not run the government alone. Thousands of political appointments must be made to establish the White House's leadership of the executive branch. More »

Executive Onboarding: How to Hit the Ground Running

Cheryl Ndunguru

Executive onboarding is critical to an executive’s individual performance and to organizational performance. Where large-scale change is not feasible, establish a process within an organization’s unit, group, or team. The best onboarding strategies provide a... More »

Great Leaders Connect With the People They Lead

Michael Lee Stallard

Every organization’s success requires employees who are engaged. Research consistently shows that 75 percent of employees in organizations are not engaged and not giving their best efforts at work. This is true because in most organizations approximately 25 percen... More »