How Gov Leads

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

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Declaring Your IndependenceToday we celebrate America’s 236th birthday! The Fourth of July is honored with celebrations, parades, carnivals,...

13 Not-So-Unlucky Supporters of ChangeChange is inevitable. Change is good. Change is bad. Change is coming. I don’t like change. Whatever your viewpoint is about change, it’s a reality of life. Change happens in our professional lives, in our personal lives, when we’re children, and when we’re adults. It surrounds us. The key is how you as an individual react to change. A reader recen...

A Leader’s Fear of Taking a StandSo often, individuals shy away from making a major decision or taking on a major initiative because of the potential risk involved. Making a decision to pursue a campaign for public office carries a lot of uncertainty. Studies in motivation indicate that autonomy and competence are key contributions to personal fulfillment. These two attributes...

I recently posted a link to an article on my Twitter page about “leadership deficit” at government agencies. The article featured commentary by Ron Sanders, senior executive advisor and fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton. Sanders noted several reasons for this deficit in the public sector that include the GS classification system, the value of ...

In agencies where employee work passion is high, people willingly exert discretionary effort. They talk positively about the organization to friends and family. They support their colleagues without it being a required part of their job. They are loyal. They intend to stay, perform well, and inspire others.

Employees who have work passion generally...