Motivating Your Employees When Change is Looming Around the CornerFiscal cliff, political objections, merging agencies, and pay decrease discussions around the water cooler have many government employees concerned.   Many of us are wondering what exactly 2013 is going to look like for ourselves and for our country.  Now is the time for agency leaders to take action and encourage their teams.

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Leading in the public sector can be a difficult challenge. Budget restrictions, changing political mandates, varying commitment levels and inadequate training create...

In 1967, President Johnson signed an executive order that provided agency leaders and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) the How are your agency’s training dollars being spent?presidential guidance on how training programs should be implemented at government agencies. The order requires OPM to support agencies in developing adequate training programs and to provide assistance with planning,...

Engaged Employees–4 steps to finding your “pockets of excellence”At a recent conference in Richmond, VA, I had a chance to conduct a workshop with 160 Legislative Clerks and Secretaries.  It was part of a week-long National Conference of State Legislatures.  The topic for the morning session was Creating an Engaging Work Environment. In an exercise during the session, I asked participants to remember a time w...

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When agencies are hit with budget cuts, leadership development training initiatives are often the first to go. Without a clear understanding of the positive and measurable mission impact, it’s easy to dismiss leadership development as being too expensive and too time consuming. The result can lead to employees showing up for work to collect a p...