Posts Tagged "work force"

“Where you stand depends on where you sit”, Miles Law and related maxims

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Defense Industry, Leadership | 0 comments

I attended an evening affair recently with a well respected leader who reminded me that the old maximum “Where you stand, depends on where you sit” was actually memorialized by Rufus Miles of Princeton University back in the 70’s. Anyone who has ever been in a bureaucracy knows exactly what he means.  I myself am a slave to Miles Law.  And not only when I was lurking around the bureaucracy of the Pentagon, but even afterwards in my second career.  It’s not a bad thing, by the way.  In fact, if  you are to be a loyal member of any organization, you will be dealing with...

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Demographics and Aging Systems: At the Confluence of Change

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Retirement, Uncategorized, work force | 0 comments

by John Radford, Former Oregon State Controller; Chair of the Institute for Modern Government, Willamette University; Senior Advisor, Executive Team, H.J. Steininger PLLC I’m as frustrated with the pace of change along with everyone else in the country, but as a retired government employee, I know and understand it’s not the employees; it’s the overwhelming lack of consistent applied research and development in core government-systems that is at the heart of the problem. Efforts to modernize government typically run into the financial chopping block for a wide variety of reasons.  Budgets...

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