Tag: Leadership Skills

Details, Details, Details…

Filed in News by on October 1, 2015 Comments

The author recounts his experience teaching writing skills to some new employees at the Energy Department. He found that stressing the importance of the use of details helped them to overcome their problems with writing effectively.

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Are You Safe at Work?

Filed in News by on September 14, 2015 Comments

Some recent incidents highlight the need for federal employees to remain alert to the presence of possible violent actions in their workplaces. The author offers some tips you can use to stay safe in your daily work routine.

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Why Writing Is Like Solving a Puzzle – And Why That’s Good News For You

Filed in News by on September 3, 2015 Comments

The author says that to many of us, writing feels linear. However, he said it should be viewed as solving a puzzle to make the writing process more creative and enjoyable.

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Sacrifice Serves Nobody – And Martyrdom Isn’t Attractive

Filed in News by on August 20, 2015 Comments

The author says that she is tired of hearing people say that sacrifice is required to get ahead in the workplace. She explains why she thinks this is a problem and as well as an alternate approach to use instead.

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What Can Agency Leaders Do to Improve Your Work Experience?

Filed in News by on August 5, 2015 Comments

Federal employees consistently give low scores on feedback surveys in areas such as recruitment, training and recognition. What can agencies and managers do to improve federal employees’ overall work experience? A new report has some suggestions.

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Is ‘Failure’ a Bad Word In Your Workplace?

Filed in News by on July 8, 2015 Comments

The author says that a common approach to failure in organizations is to pretend that it didn’t happen, but she says that it’s actually important to embrace and integrate failure and what can be learned from it to improve going forward.

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Senior Executives Are Happier Than the Employees They Supervise

Filed in News by on June 30, 2015 Comments

New data from the Partnership for Public Service show that members of the Senior Executive Service are more satisfied with their jobs than the employees they oversee.

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Balancing Dress Codes With Religious Beliefs

Filed in News by on June 16, 2015 Comments

Employers will use dress and appearance standards to create an employment “brand” for who they are, their culture and their values. As society becomes more casual in its dress standards, employers can find that instituting a dress code will not only draw resistance from some employees, it can land the company in the middle of a religious discrimination lawsuit.

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