Month: September 2022

September 23, 2022

Last week, my wife, two kids, and I headed to Boulder, Colorado, for a family wedding. We hiked Boulder’s famous Flatirons and walked the city’s trendy Pearl Street. I don’t think anyone would be surprised to hear me say that Boulder and Washington, D.C., are two very different places.

September 9, 2022

Closing one’s laptop at exactly 5 p.m.; completing only specifically assigned tasks; meeting the strict outlines of a job description. Sound familiar? It was one year ago this week that I wrote in this blog about the very real management concern called “malicious obedience”. If you remember, malicious obedience is when employees end up doing exactly as told, no more, no less, no matter the outcome.

September 2, 2022

Because most of official Washington goes on recess for nearly the entire month of August (the Senate is scheduled to return to the nation’s capital on September 6 and the House on September 13), the dog days of summer can be a time of reflection for think tank scholars, trade association advocates, and industry groups.