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Ask the Fedcoach: December, 2011

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Sharing best practices across an agency

A supervisor at the VA asks, “How do high-performing government agencies or private sector companies spread best practices?”

By Tom Fox  |  11:21 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Tips to help you stop stressing out

Here are a few ideas I’ve picked up from colleagues and executive coaches over the years that may help during these crazy times.

By Tom Fox  |  09:47 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 12/09/2011

How government leaders can take more risks

A supervisor at the FDA asks why government leaders are so hesistant to make decisions and take risks, even when they have good data.

By Tom Fox  |  10:36 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Using data to make better decisions in your agency

We found vivid examples of government managers making programs more effective by quantifying information and learning how improvements could best be made.

By Tom Fox  |  04:37 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 12/02/2011

How to handle the person who questions everything

One federal leader asks for help with an uber-curious employee. “I want to satisfy her thirst for knowledge, but I don’t want to engage in debates 14 times a day.”

By Tom Fox  |  05:29 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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