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Ask the Fedcoach: January, 2012

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Is your agency being considered in the federal reorganization?

Transforming government agencies is hard, frequently disruptive and requires far more than shifting boxes on organizational charts.

By Tom Fox  |  10:52 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Dealing with passive-aggressive leaders

One federal supervisor at the FDA asks how you deal with those frustrating, biting folks in an agency.

By Tom Fox  |  10:07 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal government, federal workers, federal agencies, government workers, federal

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Dealing with a micromanager

I received a lot of great responses to my column, What to do when your boss is a micromanager . Here are a few that I’d like to share.

By Tom Fox  |  10:10 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 01/17/2012

How to lead a federal agency during an election year

Leaders and front-line federal employees frequently respond to the political whirlwind by climbing into the proverbial bunker. Here’s another option.

By Tom Fox  |  12:58 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 01/13/2012

What to do when your boss is a micromanager

One federal supervisor asks, “Why is it that so many new managers (i.e., three years or less) tend to micromanage?”

By Tom Fox  |  05:21 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Don’t let a good idea go to waste

Here are a few ideas to help leaders and employees find better, smarter and more cost-effective ways of working.

By Tom Fox  |  02:11 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Great awards for federal workers — and a good New Year’s resolution for their leaders

There’s still time to add another resolution for 2012 – recognizing and rewarding employees by nominating them for one of these federal awards.

By Tom Fox  |  10:28 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)


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