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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

Young leaders find new avenues to help advance their careers

Young Government Leaders helps young professionals find classes and mentors that can help them to learn new skills and advance in their careers.

Tags: Miguel Joey Aviles , Young Government Leaders , mentoring , Senior Executives Association , Senior Executive Service , managing , workforce , Michael OConnell

Friday - 11/08/2013, 01:50pm EST
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Napolitano departure highlights gaps in DHS leadership

The leadership vacancy created by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's resignation is the latest and greatest blow to a department where one-third of the heads of key agencies and divisions have been filled with acting officials or remained vacant for months. Napolitano's departure, slated for September, will create the 15th hole in the department's 45 leadership positions.

Tags: DHS , Janet Napolitano , people , workforce , management

Sunday - 07/14/2013, 08:56am EDT

How does leadership at your agency compare to others?

View a chart of agency-by-agency leadership rankings. The scores are out of 100 and are based on results from the Office of Personnel Management's 2012 Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Tags: management , workforce , Partnership for Public Service , Deloitte

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 06:00pm EDT
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