Pages Menu
Categories Menu

Posted by on Dec 9, 2020

Pivoting Agile Servant Leadership in the Time of COVID-19

Pivoting Agile Servant Leadership in the Time of COVID-19

While this blog’s title is packed with buzzwords, each word has a deep and profound meaning for modern leaders. At a time when Management Concepts is rolling out multiple new courses on leadership, the practice of leadership itself is shifting. Due to the current global pandemic, leaders at every level are presented with an opportunity […]

Read More

Posted by on Dec 1, 2020

Managing Risk in the Federal Space

Managing Risk in the Federal Space

There are moments in any effort where you get the sense that the people, outputs, or efforts are out of control. You don’t know precisely when it happened, but you do recognize that you have a limited ability to sway the outcomes. In such situations, you may want to take a page from the General […]

Read More

Posted by on Nov 10, 2020

A Veterans Day Tribute – Who Won the Battle?

A Veterans Day Tribute – Who Won the Battle?

The old (anonymous) poem puts it poignantly: For want of a nail, the shoe was lost.For want of a shoe, the horse was lost.For want of a horse, the rider was lost.For want of a rider, the battle was lost.For want of a battle, the kingdom was lost.And all for the want of a nail. […]

Read More

Posted by on Oct 21, 2020

Learning to Take Risks on the Acquisitions Battlefield

Learning to Take Risks on the Acquisitions Battlefield

Defense One magazine recently published a compelling article about the challenges of getting employees to take an entrepreneurial attitude in organizational roles. In the article, retired U.S. Army Colonel Peter A. Newell likens his battlefield experiences in Iraq to organizations’ difficulties. He cites the need for simulated, real-world training that captures the pressures and risks […]

Read More

Posted by on Sep 29, 2020

One Bad Apple

One Bad Apple

There’s good news and better news, despite what you may have heard about federal employees. Like the Motor Vehicle Administration, the federal government has a bad reputation when it comes to employee performance and cooperation. According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), that characterization is undeserved. In their most recent time and attendance report, the […]

Read More