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  • Steps any manager can take to improve team performance

    Steve Kelman flags another management technique that motivated agency leaders could implement today. Read More

  • 'Data-driven reviews' and agency performance

    Steve Kelman takes heart that so many agency heads are leading "STAT"-style meetings. Read More

  • To contract better, does government need more in-house experts?

    Steve Kelman asserts that the emphasis on contracting's front end is unwise -- and that subject-specific expertise is sorely needed for better contract management. Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Signing off -- but just for a while

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

  • A modest proposal for federal employee unions

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

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