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Attrition as a Workforce Strategy: Supporting or Sabotaging Organizational Strategic Goals

A former boss of mine used to say that when you hire a government civilian, “you’ve got what...


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10 Ways to Capitalize on Transparency's Potential

Since President Obama signed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act in May 2014, federal...


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Recapture Your Agency's 'Why'

How often do you stop to ask why your organization exists? Agencies often forget their identity in...


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Four Immutable Laws of Data

I am often fascinated by the ways in which data is erroneously perceived, collected, stored,...


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A Constitutional Convention Model for Government Reform

It is time to revisit what the federal government does for its people in order to create a more...


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Imagining an On-Demand Government in an Uber World

The public sector changes slowly. We all know this. But the glacial pace of government is even more...


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Institutional Wisdom as a Tool for Effectiveness

Mature organizations are not necessarily old organizations, but they do share the characteristic of...


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An Rx for OPM

The beleaguered Office of Personnel Management (OPM) continues to wind its way through its current...


How Do You Measure the Effectiveness of Government?

With the 24-hour news cycle and at-your-fingers access to the latest stories, the American people...


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Here's Our Chance to Fix Government Once and for All

The federal government is on an unsustainable fiscal path that threatens our national security and...