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From farm girl to Fed 100 winner: Lessons in leadership from Ambit's Kim Hayes

Ambit's Kim Hayes has been there, done that. She joins the Women of Washington radio show to discuss how her southern roots led her to various leadership positions in the federal sphere.

Tags: Kim Hayes , Ambit Group , Women of Washington , Aileen Black , Gigi Schumm , workforce , technology ,

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:57am EDT

2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey: Senior leaders get low marks

Federal employees' opinions of senior leaders are at a five-year low, based on the Office of Personnel Management's survey of nearly 400,000 employees across government. More broadly, the survey suggests employees are even less enthusiastic about their jobs than they were last year, when OPM warned agencies to heed signs of low morale.

Tags: OPM , Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey , morale , John Salamone , Jeff Neal , Kathryn Medina , Emily Kopp

Friday - 10/24/2014, 10:00am EDT

Presidential Management Fellows program succeeding, but room for improvement

The Partnership for Public Service released a report Thursday revealing the findings of two surveys of 2011 participants in the Presidential Management Fellows program. While the program is succeeding in bringing more outstanding individuals into federal service, there are areas that need improvement.

Tags: Presidential Management Fellows Program , Partnership for Public Service , OPM , training , workforce , management , Pathways Program , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 06:00pm EDT

Linda Fisher Thornton, CEO, Leading in Context

Robert McDonald's confirmation as the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs today may be the beginning of a new culture at the agency. Ethics is one aspect of that culture that Congress will be watching very closely. Linda Fisher Thornton is CEO of Leading in Context. She writes in Gov Exec about building an ethical culture in a Federal agency. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained what's the same -- and what's different -- about building that culture in government as compared to the private sector.

Tags: Linda Fisher Norton , Leading in Context , Veterans Affairs , management , In Depth

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 03:53pm EDT
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Former NASA CIO discusses the art of leadership, taking risks

Former NASA CIO and cloud computing pioneer Linda Cureton sits down with Women of Washington hosts Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm to discuss leadership, the importance of taking risks and current fiscal constraints on NASA.

Tags: Linda Cureton , NASA , Muse Technologies , Women of Washington , Aileen Black , Gigi Schumm , budget , innovation ,

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 10:45am EDT

Making and re-making your career with resilience

Former GSA Administrator Martha Johnson sits down with Women of Washington hosts Aileen Black and GiGi Schumm to offer an insider's perspective on Eric Shinseki's recent resignation from the Veterans Affairs Department.

Tags: WOW , Martha Johnson , GSA , Aileen Black , Women of Washington , Gigi Schumm , resilience , Eric Shinseki , VA ,

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 02:17am EDT

Courageous leadership inspires former POW to overcome fear, lead others

The leadership displayed by his fellow prisoners at the Hanoi Hilton prison camp inspired the leadership lessons Lee Ellis teaches as part of his job as a leadership consultant.

Tags: Lee Ellis , Hanoi Hilton , Vietnam War , veterans , management , workforce , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 01:15pm EDT
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Bob Tobias, Key Executive Leadership Programs, American University

Major reforms to the General Schedule are the solution for problems with federal hiring and promotion, according to new research from the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen. They're proposing reforms like cutting down to five pay scales instead of 15. They also propose replacing tenure-based pay increases with performance-based ones.

Tags: Bob Tobias , American University , general schedule , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 04:56pm EDT
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Jack London, Chairman, CACI International

As the military's nuclear force suffers from a widespread cheating scandal, leaders promise to crack down on ethics. Not just for the rank-and-file but also for their commanders. CACI International Chairman Jack London has written a new book, "Character: The Ultimate Success Factor." In it, he reflects on the ethics lessons his company learned from being implicated in one of the biggest scandals of the Iraq War.

Tags: Jack London , CACI , integrity , ethics

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 04:12pm EDT
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Cause, effect of DHS morale problems tied to leadership vacancies

Despite progress in confirming a new secretary and deputy secretary, DHS still features a large number of officials in acting roles. Former Secretary Tom Ridge told lawmakers the department cannot build nor sustain a mission-focused culture with so many non-permanent positions. NTEU says pay freezes, budget cuts and the government shutdown are more to blame for low morale across DHS and the entire government.

Tags: management , workforce , DHS , Mike McCaul , House Homeland Security Committee , David Maurer , GAO , Tom Ridge , Max Stier , morale , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Bennie Thompson , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/13/2013, 04:18am EST
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