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Career Federal Employees in Forefront of COVID-19 Effort

By on April 15, 2020 in Leadership with 0 Comments
Career Federal Employees in Forefront of COVID-19 Effort

Two long-time federal employees are front and center amid government efforts to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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The Morning Stand-Up: An Old Military Staple Promotes Productivity During a Pandemic

By on April 15, 2020 in Leadership with 0 Comments
The Morning Stand-Up: An Old Military Staple Promotes Productivity During a Pandemic

The author describes a practice he learned in the military known as the morning stand up and discusses how it can help in this new remote work era.

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Reflections on 41 Years in and Around Government

By on December 15, 2019 in Leadership with 0 Comments
Reflections on 41 Years in and Around Government

The author reflects on lessons learned from a long and successful career with both the government and private sector.

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Weathering the Storm of 360 Feedback

By on November 20, 2019 in Leadership with 0 Comments
Weathering the Storm of 360 Feedback

Are you using 360 feedback constructively? The author explains a better way to utilize it.

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“It’s Not Me, It’s You!” How to Handle Toxic Coworkers

By on September 8, 2019 in Leadership with 0 Comments
“It’s Not Me, It’s You!” How to Handle Toxic Coworkers

Most of us have had to deal with toxic co-workers at some point in our careers. The author provides some advice on how to ease the frustration.

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How to Handle Your Bad Boss and Move on With Life

By on August 7, 2019 in Leadership with 0 Comments
How to Handle Your Bad Boss and Move on With Life

How do you deal with the boss from hell? The author provides some tips for federal employees facing this situation.

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Are You Proud to be a Stressed-Out Leader?

By on May 20, 2019 in Leadership with 0 Comments
Are You Proud to be a Stressed-Out Leader?

Is stress taking a toll on your body, job or personal life? The author recounts how stress was destroying her workplace and health and how she overcame it.

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Performance, Potential, and Promotion… Oh My!

By on May 6, 2019 in Leadership with 0 Comments
Performance, Potential, and Promotion… Oh My!

How can you achieve your full potential in your federal career? The author provides some inspirational advice.

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Soft Skills Are Harder Than They Seem

By on April 30, 2019 in Human Resources, Leadership with 0 Comments
Soft Skills Are Harder Than They Seem

The author says that federal HR managers often focus more on technical skills rather than soft skills when hiring which is a mistake.

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True Leaders Protect Their Employees: The Plight of Federal Workers

By on February 19, 2019 in Leadership with 0 Comments
True Leaders Protect Their Employees: The Plight of Federal Workers

The author says that the lack of confirmed appointees at the MSPB and FLRA indicates a failure of leadership on the part of the president.

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