Federal Coach: How to win over Washington? Listen to your federal workforce.
As the Trump administration’s new Cabinet secretaries and other top-level political appointees get acquainted with their responsibilities, some will find they have inherited high-performing organizations while others will discover that their agencies are struggling.
Feb 07, 2017
Federal Coach: Top NCI official Dinah Singer on the moonshot fight against cancer
Tom Fox speaks with Dinah Singer, the acting deputy director of the National Cancer Institute and director of its Division of Cancer Biology, about the challenge to speed-up cancer research, the progress being made and her views on managing scientists.
Feb 01, 2017
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who shepherded Obamacare, talks about its uncertain future
Tom Fox, Burwell speaks with Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who has overseen the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid, the Food and Drug Administration and a wide range of social services from Head Start to family assistance programs about impending changes to the Affordable Care Act, the presidential transition, her approach to leadership and playing basketball for President Obama’s national security adviser.
Jan 17, 2017
Federal Coach: Dealing with employee unease during the presidential transition
Since the presidential election in November, the questions coming to career federal leaders from employees have been fast and furious. What promises will the president-elect act on? What will happen to my program? Will there be a hiring freeze or pay cuts? How will our mission and goals be affected? Will civil service rules be changed? What if I feel as though a personal part of my identity has come under attack?
Jan 03, 2017
Federal Coach: CIA deputy’s management mantra: ‘No jerks, no whiners, no peacocks’
Fox speaks with David S. Cohen, who was sworn in as the deputy director of the CIA in February 2015 after spending six years at the Treasury Department handling terrorism, financial intelligence and financial crime issues.
Dec 21, 2016