Sequestration? Furloughs? Pay freeze? Fed bashing? Poor leadership? The list of morale killers goes on and on. A new Federal News Radio survey on employee morale and leadership — part of our special report, Leaders in Federal Service — shows just how bad people are feeling in the federal workforce.
Leadership expert John Baldoni helped to judge the nominations for Federal News Radio’s Top Leaders in Federal Service awards. The experience proved to be an eye-opening one for Baldoni, who says he has a new admiration for “the men and women of integrity who toil to the best of their ability to make a positive difference.”
Overseeing the Division of Vital Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Md., Charles Rothwell was called a man who “epitomizes everything a top shelf leader should be.” He has been named one of Federal News Radio’s Top Leaders in Federal Service.
With 30 years of experience as a federal employee, Thomas Williams considers the government a great place to work. He even encouraged his youngest daughter to follow in the footsteps of her father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His leadership skills have earned him the honor of being names one of Federal News Radio’s Top Leaders in Federal Service.
As director of the Legal Processing Division of the Internal Revenue Service’s Chief Counsel office, Michael Parker led his office through high water and low on the road to success. He’s leadership skills have earned him the distinction as one of Federal News Radio’s Top Leaders in Federal Service.
Inspired by her nurturing leadership skills, 12 members of Beverly Godwin’s staff nominated her for Federal News Radio’s Top Leaders in Federal Service award.
Times of tight budgets, impending sequestration and a possible government shutdown require good leaders who can make tough decisions. But who are those leaders? Federal News Radio asked our readers to nominate people they work with who demonstrate the qualities of good leadership. You responded, we listened and a panel of judges picked the five Top Leaders in Federal Service.
What does it take to be a great leader in federal service? What should you be doing now to prepare for a leadership position in the future? And, what can feds do about bad leaders in their offices? Suzanne Logan, director of the Office of Personnel Management’s Center for Leadership Development and Federal Executive Institute, joined Federal News Radio for a special online chat on this subject. View an archive of the chat.
Jenny Mattingley hosts a rountable discussion on government training and leadership development. February 22, 2013
Federal News Radio wants to know what morale is like in your federal office. We’re also looking for your opinion on leaders in federal service. Take our brief survey today!