Tag: Leadership Skills

When You Aren’t Sure Whether or Not to Ask the Question… Ask the Question

Filed in Headlines, News by on February 26, 2015 Comments

We’ve all learned that if you have a question, you should ask it, because chances are at least a few other people have the same question. The author describes why this is always important, even during times in which you feel shy about asking.

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Federal Resumes: Write Your Story – Not Your Resume

Filed in Headlines, News by on February 25, 2015 Comments

Writing resumes for various job openings can be a challenge. The author provides advice for federal employees regarding what content they may wish to include on their federal resumes depending on the positions being sought.

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Do You Have Mid-Cycle Review Blues?

Filed in News by on February 12, 2015 Comments

Most government organizations have an annual performance review. And many organizations also have a mid-cycle “touch base” review that allows you to see how you’re progressing. The mid-cycle review is a good time to go back and take a look at “What were those three development areas that you were going to put your attention on this year?”

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An Army Combatives Instructor Gives You 3 Tips for Living with the Warrior’s Spirit

Filed in News by on January 20, 2015 Comments

What can you learn from an Army combat instructor about leadership and advancing in your career? As the author illustrates, more than you might imagine. Here are three tips that will help you not only in your job but in your day-to-day approach to life.

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The Ugly Truth About Promotions

Filed in News by on January 19, 2015 Comments

The author says that regardless of the criteria and regardless of the regulations, promotions really come down to a couple of very human things that have little to do with job performance.

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What Are Your Pillars of Greatness?

Filed in News by on January 4, 2015 Comments

Everyone has about five very specific things that provide the foundation of their lives. They are the five key things that matter most to you. And, they are the place you live your life from… whether you are aware of it or not.

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Whose Career Is It Anyway?

Filed in News by on December 22, 2014 Comments

The author says there is a mindset in government organizations that it’s the organization’s job to figure out your best next career move. But did you ever stop to wonder if your idea of success and your organization’s idea of success are the same thing?

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What One Word Needs to Be Banned from Briefings?

Filed in News by on December 12, 2014 Comments

The author says there is one word that can ruin your presentations that you should avoid using. She explains why this is the case and offers some better approaches you can use.

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