Vol. 41 Nbr. 2, June 2012
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- Editorial perspective.
- How federal executives build successful long-term organizations: federal executives pin success on building relationships, visibility, and credibility. They aim to strengthen their organizations for the long term.
- Getting clear about the cloud: doing your homework will enable you to leverage the cost savings and other benefits of cloud computing while managing the risks.
- Virginia transportation agency seeks performance-based certification: managers across state and federal agencies face outsourcing of jobs. Results-based certification courses and processes help them establish quality control.
- Good governance for worldwide interdependence.
- Promoting minority rights in Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
- International exchange programs strengthen the global community.
- Revitalizing a post-conflict government in Liberia.
- Transferring best practices poses challenges and risks: assess whether your organization can successfully adapt and implement another agency's best practices using these criteria.
- Making performance information more useful: performance measurement is precise, and thrives when definitions are clear, baselines are stable, goals are predictable, and reporting is systematic. Yet successful performance is achieved through a dynamic, discontinuous, and often messy process.
- Motivated by the mission or by their careers? What motivates employees to work where they do? How can leaders use this information to engage and retain their workforce? Here's how leaders can engage three employee profiles.
- Can a government-wide mentorship program work? Program participants' achievements tended to follow two overarching themes: developing new contacts and gaining strategies for achieving career growth and development.
- Federal agency finds success in group mentoring program: group mentoring has gained momentum over the past few years and is now a mainstream option for mentoring in the private and public sectors. Team, peer, and facilitated group methods broaden choices for employee development.
- Using leadership development to boost return-on-investment: waves of retiring leaders plus budget uncertainties make finding new federal leaders a tough task. Six veterans' hospitals developed an internal leadership program, and found that for every $1 spent, $2.20 was returned.
- A journey through the design of a virtual learning environment: in this promising technology, course designers set the stage much like a theatrical production. Learning events become the story that unfolds and avatar-actors carry out tasks in support of a goal.
- Can leaders keep their cool while feeling the heat? The average citizen will always view the government through a magnifying glass. Managing a free society is truly a calling. Embrace it as such and help people appreciate the talented professionals who serve the public.
- Pointing the Path to Performance: Getting Results From the Results Act.
- Leadership IS everybody's business: these experts give us tools and tips to boost leadership. Whether it's the way we share or the words we choose, simple things can make a difference.
- A currency of competency at treasury.