Ask the Fedcoach: federal workers


Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 08/10/2012

The threat of sequestion: What federal leaders should be doing right now

As a federal leader, here’s how you can best manage while the cloud of budget cuts looms.

By Tom Fox  |  02:26 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, federal workers

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 08/03/2012

GSA ‘First Fridays’: A lesson on speeding up problem-solving in government agencies

There are many naysayers who question the ability of government agencies to cut through the red tape and innovate, but positive change is happening at many agencies.

By Tom Fox  |  03:56 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, federal workers, innovation, gsa

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Smart leadership can ease federal workers’ dissatisfaction with pay

Federal employee satisfaction with pay was down 6.1 percent during 2011, the most significant drop in almost 10 years.

By Tom Fox  |  05:18 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, federal workers, government

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Fixing diversity gaps in the federal workforce

A new EEOC report spotlights specific areas that need improvement. Federal leaders, take note.

By Tom Fox  |  03:25 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, federal workers

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Doing your employees’ work for them?

Upward delegation is what happens when, as a leader, you assign a task to a member of your team only to have it deflected back to you. Here’s how to turn the problem around.

By Tom Fox  |  10:52 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, federal workers, government

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 02/08/2012

How to attract the best young graduates to your agency, despite the government bashing

In a recent survey, only 2.3 percent of college students said they plan to work for the federal government.

By Tom Fox  |  09:50 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal government, federal workers, college, higher education

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 02/06/2012

How to manage a millennial

A federal supervisor asks about marshaling the energy and enthusiasm from a still inexperienced workforce.

By Tom Fox  |  03:09 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal leadership, federal workers

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Dealing with passive-aggressive leaders

One federal supervisor at the FDA asks how you deal with those frustrating, biting folks in an agency.

By Tom Fox  |  10:07 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal government, federal workers, federal agencies, government workers, federal