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Ask the Fedcoach: February, 2012

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 01:48 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Do women feel less empowered in your federal agency?

On issues of fairness and empowerment in the federal workplace, men are still more satisfied than women. Here’s what to do about it.

By Tom Fox  |  01:48 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Convincing a cynical workforce that change is necessary

After years of being told to “do more with less” using the latest management fads, how do you convince employees that change is really necessary?

By Tom Fox  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership

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 09:34 AM ET, 06/28/2011

How can I communicate more effectively with my supervisor?

This week’s question comes from a federal employee who wants to engage better with supervisors.

By Tom Fox  |  09:34 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership

 

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