Hillary Clinton’s Email Mess is a Failure of Leadership

Hillary Clinton’s email practices as Secretary of State have cost her dearly in the polls as voters now view her as untrustworthy for her shifting explanations of her conduct but her predicament is more about a failure of leadership while she had the top job at State.  A leader must observe those around her closely and tailor her actions to reflect their concerns, otherwise no one will follow.  By ignoring what federal employees go through every day with regard to email management, Secretary Clinton violated this fundamental tenet of leadership.

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OPM Data Breach is Result of the Wrong Incentives for Federal Government

15674477521_75eb7eb105_zThe revelation that the data lost by the Office of Personnel Management in hacking incidents last year included most background check forms on federal employees since 2000 demonstrates how ill-equipped government is to operate in a world that requires expertise in technology and the ability to manage effectively.  For anyone who has been a federal employee, the revelations of OPM’s failure to safeguard its data and its incredibly slow response to this data breach come as no surprise.

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