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Department of Energy

No Suits and Ties in the Summer

Federal government buildings are kept incredibly cool in the summer - one could even say the temperature inside Federal buildings is downright cold in June, July, and August! Constituents and citizens entering the buildings wearing typical summer-wear are quickly shivering. The Federal government uses an enormous amount of power to keep government buildings so cold in the summer. High power usage costs the government... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Ban the use of Coaches for Government Executives

I have seen more and more executives and high level administrators relying on the use of "Coaches," a personalized consultant of some sort to help achieve the individual's work-related goals.
An article about this is at this site:
http://www.articleclick.com/Article/Government-Coaching-A-Leadership-Development-Tool-for-Prime-Performers/1665864

As you can imagine, coaches do not come cheap.

My recommendation: if someone... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Leadership and Management Improvement

Adopt and Create a lead/manage up as well as down mentality/philosophy. Leadership and Management is everyones responsibility. No matter our position, title or level. The most effective and efficient companys and orgs realize this and champion this on a daily basis.

 

This coupled with a sense of ownership and pride will help you development unstoppable and successful teams.

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Department of Homeland Security

GUARDIAN Collaboration System

We are the best nation in the world but our eyes cannot see what the feet are doing. When a manager is given a budget they are strongly compelled, if not ordered, to spend this entire budget. The consequence to their unit are dire and include a lower budget and possible the reduction of the very innovators that made these saving possible in the first place. It may seem this financial crisis appears to be the problem but,... more »

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Executive Office of the President

The "Green" White House

While it may not save millions of taxpayer dollars, symbolism is important. The President should consider installing a geothermal system to heat and cool the White House. It will be a great way to highlight a natural and cost effective way to heat and cool the homes of Americans and highlight the remaining years of the 30% tax credit for energy efficient home updates. For every one dollar spent in a geothermal system,... more »

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