On this EXTRA episode, Stanley McChrystal, retired US Army General and co-author of Leaders: Myth and Reality, discusses what leadership actually means, and why it isn't just a magic power doled out by a rare great man.
The election wasn't really a referendum on federal employees but they had a lot at stake. Margot Conrad, director of Federal Workforce Programs at the Partnership for Public Service, offered her perspective.
With military service at lower rates than in the past, researchers Alice Hunt Friend and Mara Karlin say more and more Americans express admiration for something they don't fully understand.
The evidence is clear that federal workers care very deeply about the work they do. But 57 percent cannot say their agencies reward creativity and innovation.
You may not have seen him on the rostrum at the big conferences, but Ken Allen has been behind the scenes at ACT-IAC for nearly 14 years.
Chris Lewis, co-author of The Leadership Lab: Understanding Leadership in the 21st Century, discusses how overconfidence and the myth of leader infallibility can result in bad outcomes for everything from business to geopolitics.
When many long-time feds hear that their office has visitors from the Government Accountability Office, their first instinct is to head for the hills. But long-time CMS worker Anthony Corridore says this can be a win-win situation.
Special Operations conjure images of super-trained, nearly invincible soldiers, sailors, and airmen. Even the Marine Corps has a special operations unit.
Jeff Neal offers some ideas for spending left-over budget money in a way that may benefit the taxpayers and the government workers who serve them.
Mary Abbajay, expert on leadership management and career development and author of Managing Up: How to Move up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss, discusses how writing a book can give entrepreneurs and leaders access to a wide range of opportunities they couldn't otherwise achieve.
A search committee will begin looking to replace Ken Allen, the executive director of the industry association ACT-IAC, who announced he is leaving in March.
Mary-Claire Burick, President of the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, discusses what business improvement districts actually do, and how they help coalesce the public and private sectors around a common goal.
Guest columnists Steve Hellem and James Strock say the whole world is looking to Washington for leadership and does not like what it sees, prompting a potential need for civil servants to step up.
Federal News Radio's Eric White spoke with Bob Tobias, professor with the Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University.