Tag: Leadership Skills

Sacrifice Serves Nobody – And Martyrdom Isn’t Attractive

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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?

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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

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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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Got Writer’s Block? Here Are 3 Things That Work Every Time

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Do you ever struggle with writer’s block? The author, who writes for a living, shares some advice about methods he uses (as well as some things not to do) to help with fighting writer’s block.

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Do Your Performance Objectives Set You Up to Win?

Filed in News by on June 9, 2015 Comments

The author says that regardless of your role within your agency, having clear criteria for exactly what success looks like in the context of your overall mission is the single most powerful tool you can use to achieve satisfaction at work.

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Situation-Behavior-Impact: Why Feedback Isn’t Working!

Filed in News by on May 7, 2015 Comments

Within our organizations, most of us have classes on how to provide feedback with or to each other. Supervisors in particular are given instructions on how to provide feedback – and many are actually mandated that they give feedback to their employees on a specific time schedule. Yet employees are constantly saying, “I don’t get any feedback!” With all this attention and training on the process, why is it not working?

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