Tag: Leadership Skills

‘I Don’t Want Your Sacrifice, I Need Your Gift.’ Signed, A Grateful Nation

Filed in News by on October 29, 2015 Comments

The author says that sacrifice is the one thing that is not needed, or even wanted, from federal employees. She explains what she means and what she thinks is a better approach in terms of motivating federal workers.

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Yes, There Is Life Without PowerPoint

Filed in News by on October 22, 2015 Comments

The author says he gets frustrated by the excessive reliance on Powerpoint in business presentations. However, he recounts two recent experiences he had while attending presentations that gave him newfound hope for seeing people break out of the Powerpoint cycle.

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Smart Money Moves for Feds

Filed in News by on October 20, 2015 Comments

Federal employees work in many different fields and enjoy a variety of benefits as part of the work they do. The author presents several tips for federal workers to help strengthen their personal financial situations as they progress through their careers and work towards retirement.

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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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