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

How to be positive and realistic, at the same time

How to be positive and realistic, at the same time

An interview with psychologist and author Kathy Cramer.

When managers and employees disagree

When managers and employees disagree

There’s trouble when the gap is wide on issues central to job satisfaction, like promotions, training and work life balance.

Fixing what’s wrong with the IRS

Fixing what’s wrong with the IRS

“I’ve never dealt with an organization that is so short of resources across the board.”

Tips for dealing with poor performers

Tips for dealing with poor performers

The process of dealing with bad workers in government is fundamentally flawed.