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Ask the Fedcoach: May, 2011

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 05/31/2011

Breaking the glass ceiling in federal agencies

Two new reports released last week highlight both the progress women are making up the federal ladder and what’s still blocking their climb.

By Tom Fox  |  11:41 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 05/27/2011

The sound of managerial silence

This week’s question is about how to deal with a manager who’s silent when employees ask questions.

By Tom Fox  |  04:01 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 05/23/2011

USGS Director Marcia McNutt on leadership

“Someone introduces me as the first woman director and I look around and think, can we get beyond that?”

By Tom Fox  |  02:57 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 05/23/2011

Dealing with your workplace Debbie Downer

When working in a team environment, how do you deal with a consistent dissenter who is vocal about what has not worked in the past?

By Tom Fox  |  10:46 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 05/18/2011

Timothy Wirth on leadership: A conversation with the UN Foundation president and former U.S. representative

The UN Foundation president and former U.S. rep talks about distinct lessons he learned in the House, the Senate, the State Department and now the nonprofit world.

By Tom Fox  |  10:10 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Are you listening to me, boss?

Just be sure to avoid responding with comically clichéd phrases like, “What I hear you saying is...”

By Tom Fox  |  09:02 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 05/13/2011

Recently promoted? How to get trust and respect for your new role

This week’s question comes from a federal manager who was promoted to a management position after the previous manager was terminated.

By Tom Fox  |  10:48 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 05/11/2011

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on growing into politics

“I started out as a small-town mayor in a circumstance that was a bit unique. The mayor of our town was shot and killed in a council meeting.”

By Tom Fox  |  11:47 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Lessons for federal managers from the Navy SEALs’ mission

Sometimes government employees can work in relative obscurity and then have their years of specialized expertise come into play at a pivotal moment.

By Tom Fox  |  09:48 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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