How Gov Leads

Is it my imagination or was there once a time when government service was considered a noble and worthy endeavor? Elected representatives, appointed officials, and even hired employees viewed public service as a calling rather than a job, inspired by ideals such as self-sacrifice, civic duty, compassion, patriotism, and social justice. President...

With the government shutdown now in its third week, I keep finding myself thinking about the conflict government employees must experience in their relationship with our government. Those who work for the government may not only be feeling the disappointment many Americans do with the shutdown, they may feel disillusionment with the government as...

Today’s post was written by How Gov Lead’s new contributing author, Amber Hansen.  Amber has worked in Government contracting for over nine years. She is currently a Project Manager working with Federal Government clients at The Ken Blanchard Companies. Watch this blog for more thought leadership from Amber. Have you ever met someone who is [&#8...

As I was sifting through updates on Facebook last night, I came across an interesting photo that one of my friends “Liked” on her Facebook page. The picture was of a letter sent from Republican Congresswoman, Ann Wagner, to Dan Strodel, Chief Administrative Officer, requesting that her pay be withheld throughout the shutdown. Ann’s request [&#82...

Driving to work today, I was listening to a popular talk radio station that led discussions focused on September 11.  Likely so, as today marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that changed our nation.  Specific conversations on this radio show centered on effective methods to weaken terrorist groups, potential new attacks using b...