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Government Executive Ebook: How to Be a Better Manager, Management is hard. For every good manager, there are many other mediocre and poor managers. Just take a look at the Office of Personnel Management’s annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey to get a sense of
the disconnect many rank and file federal workers feel with their supervisors and managers. The Partnership for Public Service analysis of the most recent data noted that “Effective leadership has continuously been one of the lowest-rated workplace categories, and 2016 followed this trend with a score that was lower than all but rewards and advancement.”

In the following pages, contributors to Government Executive’s Excellence in Government website explore some of the ways federal managers can hone their skills and bridge the gap too many workers feel with their agency’s leaders.

Katherine McIntire Peters
Deputy Editor
Goverment Executive Media Group