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  • Are you caring enough to give tough feedback?

    Communicating constructively about employees' shortcomings is hard. Steve Kelman seeks some input on one management expert's suggestions. Read More

    Comments: 3
  • Vision and values: Craft your message carefully

    Steve Kelman reports on a brilliant, practical academic study that shows a straightforward way leaders can boost organizational performance. Read More

  • 'Nudge' your way to better government management

    Steve Kelman applauds the executive order on "behavioral insights" and argues that the same principles should be applied to agencies' internal operations. Read More

    Comments: 2
  • 4 hopes for better contracting in fiscal 2016

    Steve Kelman considers what needs to happen to improve IT acquisition — and how likely we are to see it. Read More

    Comments: 4
  • Short-term pain, long-term gain

    As Steve Kelman returns from a summer of aggressive medical treatment, he considers the all-too-common aversion to short-term sacrifices. Read More

    Comments: 8
  • Signing off -- but just for a while

    Steve Kelman explains why health concerns require a temporary blogging hiatus. Read More

    Comments: 21
  • A modest proposal for federal employee unions

    Steve Kelman has a dream for a different approach to labor-management relations. Read More

    Comments: 6
  • Uber, government, the market and the new generation

    Steve Kelman considers young technocrats' take on regulation and disruptive service providers. Read More

  • A return to normalcy for reverse auctions?

    Steve Kelman unpacks the OFPP memo and what it might mean for agency acquisition efforts. Read More

    Comments: 1
  • Paid administrative leave: Another broken HR practice

    Steve Kelman argues that OPM's proposed cure might be almost as bad as the disease. Read More

    Comments: 13

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