Telling an Effective Data Story

Written by Paul Eder and Matt Ancona Your data is a lie. You don’t believe us? Then tell us what its limitations are. If you can, then you know your data is flawed – but you still trust that…

A Guide to Successful Leadership Transition

Written by Sophia Chen How COE’s OE Framework can guide your organization toward a successful transition On January 20, the United States inaugurated a new President and, with him, a new…

Functioning Effectively in the Age of Covid-19

Download the PDF A Comprehensive Approach to Maintaining and Improving the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Government Agencies During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Future…

Five Ways to Effectively Engage Stakeholders

Written by Paul Eder and Roberto Calderon Imagine this situation.  You and your team spent time to design and develop a solution for a major business need. You researched best practices, validated…

5 Tips for Effective Remote Onboarding

Many companies are growing to acknowledge that intentional and strategic onboarding is critical to new employees’ success, and it goes well beyond paperwork and procedure. Research has demonstrated…

10 Tips for Effective Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

By Roberto Calderon and Dr. Paul Eder  In order to stay competitive, organizations should continuously monitor their culture and ensure it is consistent with changes in the workforce and society.…

Transforming the Governance of Federal Human Capital Management

Creating Capacity to Enable Effective Change The Center for Organizational Excellence (COE) and the Senior Executives Association(SEA) undertook an initiative to develop recommendations to Congress…

Five Leadership Competencies That Are Not Optional Anymore

The post-COVID-19 business environment has forced leaders to think about new ways of motivating and guiding their teams. The world has changed in a matter of months, and this new world requires new…

Bridging the Gap with Social Distancing

Written by Jonathan Garris How leveraging existing tools can maintain a sense of community during a lockdown. With the corporate world feeling the full effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)…

The Virtual Consultant

Two months have passed since agencies have moved to full telework schedules, forcing most federal employees to work from home. Consultants supporting federal clients must embrace this reality as…