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.

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New Administration: Real Improvement This Time?

By on December 19, 2016 in Leadership with 0 Comments
New Administration: Real Improvement This Time?

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.

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Working with Idiots and Getting Better Results

By on July 14, 2014 in Current Events, Leadership with 86 Comments

If you are not seeing the results you expect from political and organizational leaders, then demand the application of better methods.

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Revolutionizing Government in 5 Minutes or Less

By on June 15, 2014 in Current Events, Leadership with 3 Comments

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.”

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A Government Program That Has Withstood the Test of Time

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.

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Agency Policies Gone Awry – Part 3

By on November 24, 2013 in Current Events, Leadership with 23 Comments

The author contends that OPM’s succession management policy is contributing to troubling FEVS results as well as to the number of EEO and MSPB complaints and advocates for major change in policy.

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Agency Policies Gone Awry – Part 2

By on September 23, 2013 in Current Events, Leadership with 9 Comments

In this follow-on article, the author addresses comments from readers and identifies actions that federal employees can take and have taken to change policy and bring about needed improvements.

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Agency Policies Gone Awry – What Should You Do?

By on July 31, 2013 in Current Events, Leadership with 17 Comments

The author contends that with the Internet, social media and data analytics, employees and other stakeholders can play a greater role in assessing and improving agency performance.

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Revolutionizing Government in 5 Minutes or Less

Making a small change that can result in significant improvement may be simpler than you think.

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Sequestration and the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

By on April 8, 2013 in Current Events with 51 Comments

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.

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Threat of Furlough – Crisis or Leadership Opportunity?

By on March 8, 2013 in Current Events, Leadership with 65 Comments

The author suggests involving federal employees in identifying opportunities for reductions in budgets to prevent the need for furloughs.

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