The Lectern

  • 'Psychological safety' and organizational performance

    Steve Kelman stresses the benefits of creating space for questions and push-back. Read More

  • An academic superstar urges us to get better at abandoning old beliefs

    Steve Kelman recommends a new book -- and broader life lessons -- from Adam Grant. Read More

  • Cultivating small talk when there's no office

    Federal managers should look for ways to create the virtual water cooler environment. Read More

  • A career fed does a stint at USDS

    Steve Kelman checks in with procurement innovator and past Fed 100 winner Mark Junda on his latest chapter. Read More

  • A contractor calls for hiring more techies in-house

    Steve Kelman argues that Ad Hoc CEO Greg Gershman is onto something important. Read More

  • We underestimate the value of complimenting others

    Steve Kelman shares new research that suggests managers are too stingy with their praise. Read More

  • Another perspective on 18F

    Steve Kelman gets Alan Thomas' inside view on the "hoodies vs. suits" situation. Read More

  • Two tech titans take on 18F and USDS

    Steve Kelman hits a nerve regarding the civic tech crowd, and asks if the criticism is warranted. Read More

  • Seeking more civility on Facebook

    Steve Kelman discusses his pursuit of a more constructive social network. Read More

  • Innovation among feds is alive and well

    Steve Kelman shares some survey data on how career executives see innovation in their agencies. Read More

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