Taking a page from my Navy Nuclear Propulsion background, I believe that all government managers should be expected to conduct some kind of training in their area of expertise (or even a bit outside of it) for people who work in their organization or in adjacent organizations. This would serve to break down stove pipes as well as organizational layering, not to mention actually improving knowledge and insights all around. It is also possible to save money on outsourcing some training to contractors (like me) if those people in management who are in charge of things actually participated in traniing programs. Another way of looking at is is, if you do not have the knowledge or the ability to teach others something, why are you a manager?
Idea No. 9990