Should Politicos Weigh In on Management? – The jobs of politically appointed executives leading federal agencies are typically seen as being mostly about policy and politics, not internal management and organizational performance. But is that really the case? And if so, should politicos then stay out of the management realm? Harvard’s Kennedy School recently looked at the issue in their new report, “Management Matters. Is This the New Normal for Subcabinet Leaders?

Visualizing Halloween Monsters – I’ve spoken before about the fact that for our weekly GovLoop staff meetings, we usually do an ice breaker to kick things off. You’ve learned a little bit about us through some of those icebreaker results we’ve shared, like the best advice we’ve ever received. But did you also know that at our staff meeting, a chosen GovLoop-er is required to give everyone a five-minute show-and-tell — on anything they want?

Jam Cruise 13 Schedule Revealed – Jam Cruise 13 departs Miami on January 6 aboard the MSC Divina chock full of jam acts such as Umphrey’s McGee, The Word, Galactic, Lettuce and The Motet for what’s sure to be an unforgettable musical adventure. In the surest sign yet that Jam Cruise 13 is approaching, organizers have unveiled the music schedule for January’s trip. The music schedule is available on the Jam Cruise website and shows the many different options attendees will have to enjoy music at nearly all times of the day and night.

Umphrey’s McGee/New Deal | 10.31 | SF – When one of the biggest, most celebrated party nights of the year lands on a Friday, you know weeks in advance that things are going to get a little nuts. Friends and fans came in from all over the country to celebrate this All Hallows’ Eve, and this year’s event at The Warfield played host to the arpeggiated sounds of Umphrey’s McGee. A wet San Francisco evening and the hustle and bustle of the heart of downtown provided the backdrop for a high intensity evening of music, visuals and characteristically wild and outlandish costumes.

The Heavy Pets To Play 1000th Show At Hulaween – This evening, Suwannee Hulaween begins at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. Tomorrow, South Florida-based jam act The Heavy Pets are scheduled to perform at the SCI-headlined festival and it won’t be just another gig for the fellas. The Heavy Pets’ set at Suwannee Hulaween will mark the band’s 1,00th performance. The group reaches the milestone one day before the ninth anniversary of their first performance on November 2, 2005.

Phish Halloween | The First Musical Costume – 1994 – 278 15 278Share on Facebook 15Share on Twitter Halloween, October 31, 1994 “We got a long night ahead here so I hope everybody’s ready to settle in…” – Trey Anastasio at the end of the first set Up until this day, I had seen Phish 13 times. Once I got the bug, I went as often as I could. I’d been to New Year’s Eve at Worcester on December 31, 1993 and saw the band do Gamehenge at Great Woods over the summer of 1994.

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