Timothy J. Clark
Timothy J. Clark is an exponent of a new standard of quality leadership and author of Success Through Quality, Support Guide for the Journey to Continuous Improvement.
He retired from the federal government with 35 years of service. He is a former enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army. He retired at the rank of Colonel, with over 30 years of combined service in the U.S. Army, National Guard and Army Reserve. He is a strategic analyst with the American Center for Quality Leadership and is active in economic and community development in a small rural county in Indiana.
New administrations introduce major initiatives that often cannot be sustained, however, the author says this time could be different. He says that the application of new methods by the Trump Administration has the potential of producing results where most everyone gains, or at least, are not any worse off.
The 2014 Next Generation of Government Summit will be held July 24-25 in Washington, DC. The objective of the conference is to provide “…opportunities for emerging leaders to further enhance their day-to-day career and the betterment of government overall.”
Too often in government, new initiatives and programs are introduced that are embraced by the few and dismissed by the many. One of the few programs that have withstood the test of time (26 years) is the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.
The author suggests that with the impacts from sequestration, now may be a good time to re-assess results from the 2012 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey in identifying a way ahead.
The author suggests involving federal employees in identifying opportunities for reductions in budgets to prevent the need for furloughs.