• ‘Work really hard, go after what you want, and trust your instincts’

    This week, Women of Washington hosts sit down with Jill Vaughan, former CTO of the Transportation Security Administration, and current senior adviser to GSIS. Vaughan talked about her journey to the top of the TSA and gave her advice for leadership within the federal government.

  • Leadership program helping DC’s lower income students

    The Posse Foundation helps boost college graduation rates while making college degrees more accessible for lower income portions of the Washington, D.C. region.

  • Leading by example

    Real leadership development takes an agency that is willing to make the investment of time and money needed to build strong supervisors, says Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International.

  • Union’s report to VA chief describes abusive, petty managers

    Members of AFGE Local 17 detail allegations that union members have levied against their supervisors in a report to Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald.

  • OPM bets on blueprint for improving federal leaders

    The Office of Personnel Management has rolled out “frameworks” for more consistent leadership training across the government. The guidance suggests timelines for teaching both substance and soft skills to managers.

  • Troubling signs lurk beneath optimistic employee survey results

    Federal employees overall are more optimistic about their jobs, coworkers, leaders and compensation than they were in 2014. But a closer look at the data reveals troubling signs.

  • Survey of federal workers reveals more optimism than last year

    The 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, the government’s annual poll of federal employees, found that workers felt more satisfied with their involvement in decisions that affect their work, and they felt more optimistic about their opportunities for training and advancement within their organization.

  • OPM releases new management guidance for aspiring leaders, supervisors, senior managers

    The Office of Personnel Management released the Federal Supervisory and Managerial Frameworks and Guidance, a tool the agency hopes will be a resource for employees looking to become managers, managers hoping to rise through the ranks, and senior leaders who want to strengthen their leadership skills.

  • Col. Keil Gentry & Charles Neimeyer: Lessons you can learn from the Marine Corps

    Semper fidelis or always faithful applies to the Marine Corps in more ways than one. Colonel Keil Gentry is the director of the Marine Corps War College. Charles Neimeyer is the director and chief of Marines Corps History at the Marine Corps University in Quantico Virginia. The tell In Depth with Francis Rose about some leadership lessons they teach their students that can apply to almost anyone.

  • Gen. David Perkins: Training the next generation of Army leaders

    The Army releases an update for its Army Operating Concept. It comes from a list of 20 Army Warfighting Challenges. And the Army says both resources are critical tools to build the force it needs 25 and 50 years from now. Gen. David Perkins is commanding general of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the mission of TRADOC and how his command delivers on that mission.