COE Donates Computers to The Dwelling Place

The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE) is pleased to announce it has donated computer equipment to The Dwelling Place, Inc (TDP). The donation will directly benefit families represented...

COE President to Chair Panel at SEA Presidential Awards Leadership Summit

Rockville, Md. (November 30, 2017) – The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE), a leader in organization transformation, today announced that chief executive officer, Steve Goodrich, will...

COE Contributions to HFOTs Help To Build a Home for Wounded Veteran

Rockville, MD – The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE), today made a special announcement that, on September 30, 2017, Marine Corporal Kevin Blanchard and his family received the...

Transforming Government from Congress to the Cubicle

This is not a book about national policy or legislative initiatives, it’s about the management practices and behaviors that need to take place to transform government and strengthen its capacity to...

Why Do We Sometimes Insulate Ourselves from the Truth?

It’s an interesting phenomenon we observe during this election season, the adoration of a candidate or perhaps unrelenting allegiance regardless of their position or their truthfulness on an issue....

Engagement Success

COE uses the term "partnership" when talking about our working relationships, because the most successful engagements are true collaborations, complete with mutual trust and respect. In order to...

Things to Consider When Selecting a Firm

In today's environment of tightened budgets, heightened partisanship, and increased scrutiny, agency contract selections are under more pressure than ever. Fewer dollars means that the wrong choice or...

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 you’ve got and you’re stuck with them.” In 2011, a USA Today analysis of the job security of...

Four Immutable Laws of Data

I am often fascinated by the ways in which data is erroneously perceived, collected, stored, retrieved, and reported in organizations. Data of all kinds certainly have limitations. In any given...