If I Were President…

*Click here to download the PDF of this article* “We in America do not have government by the majority — we have government by the majority who participate... All tyranny needs to gain a foothold...

What Federal HR Could Learn from Tennessee’s Reforms

I recently visited the state of Tennessee to review its award-winning human resources function and training program and the reforms state officials have made over a five-year period. I took a federal...

Stop Complaining About Federal Hiring and Fix it

It’s not an insurmountable problem. As I walk the halls of many agencies the two biggest complaints I hear are: “It takes too long to hire people” and “I can’t get top talent.” In...

A Novel Concept for Fiscal Reform

A Call for a National Summit Without fiscal reform, our demise may be certain. While I am not an economist (my expertise lies in organizational effectiveness), I know many factors contribute to...

Being a Federal Employee, Simplified

For years I have read articles, listened to the pundits and politicians, and overheard many water cooler conversations about the lack of performance and accountability in federal agencies, the poor...

How Agencies Should Prep for Artificial Intelligence

Here are the opportunities and requirements for success. Artificial intelligence refers to the ability of computers systems to perform tasks that normally require human intellect and judgment. Also...

Do Your Programs Still Fit?

Perhaps you should try them on for size.From Grace Commissions to the National Performance Reviews (NPR) to Presidents Management Agendas (PMAs) to the Government Performance Results Modernization Act...

How Sharing Could Accelerate Reform

Active best practice sharing across government makes things better, faster, and cheaper.You know the old adage, you learned how to share in kindergarten and this skill should carry you through life....

Imagine the Possibilities of Real HR Reform

Most discussions about improving federal personnel management turn to civil service reform, employee engagement, performance management, FEVS scores, workforce planning, and strategic partnering....

Disruption Is Necessary to Change Government

What often feels disruptive brings a new normal.  Historically the term disruption was used to describe turmoil or disorder in a system, culture, or group. Today the term is used to identify...