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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

    Comments: 7
  • 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

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