Tom Fox
The Federal Coach

Tom Fox, of the Partnership for Public Service, explores workplace issues and provides advice for federal managers through analysis, interviews and reader Q&As in his Federal Coach blog for On Leadership.

Latest by Tom Fox

Talking leadership with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

Talking leadership with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

“Your job is not to tell me about something you’re concerned with, it’s to get in my face and make sure I’ve heard you.“

Critiques of the Presidential Management Fellows program

Critiques of the Presidential Management Fellows program

Federal employees respond to a recent column, echoing the flaws a study found in the program’s implementation.

Shaping the environment inside the EPA

Shaping the environment inside the EPA

Gina McCarthy, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, talks about her management philosophy.

Problems and fixes for Presidential Management Fellows

Problems and fixes for Presidential Management Fellows

Why is a prestigious program, designed to capture the brightest talent for government, falling short?