Are you finding time to take on the big-picture projects that really matter to you and your team? Or are you spending your entire workday reacting? If you consistently find the day getting away from you, try the tips in this free time-management ebook.
When a colleague sends out documents with frequent typos, many of us cannot help but view that colleague as careless or even incompetent. But that doesn’t need to happen to any of us. Try these proofreading techniques.
Humor can add real value to your writing – even your work-related writing – but not if your jokes come at the expense of others. If you put mockery or insults in writing, you’ll risk what happened to this school principal.
Communication skills aren’t magic. They aren’t inherited by a lucky few, either. You can learn them. And you’ll find many of them in this free little ebook as a gift from the author and FedSmith.com: Become a Master Communicator: 59 Quick and Easy Tips You Can Use Today to Become a Standout Writer, Speaker, Presenter, and Listener.
While you and I are not, strictly speaking, equipped with internal lie detectors, we can learn many of the common giveaways people display when theyâ€™re trying to get away with something. And those can serve as the next best thing.
Your agency is a multibillion-dollar organization we all know by name. Any employee who takes a phone call or greets a walk-in is acting as the agency’s sole representative for that person. Has your agency trained you to think of your role in those terms?
How do federal employees see themselves and why to they see themselves in this way? A retired human resources specialist discusses federal pay, job attitudes and why working for the government can be a very rewarding career.
Fast-tracking. Determining metrics. Capturing action items. Maybe it would be better if we all just spoke and wrote to each other like we were human beings.
Whether youâ€™re preparing a major speech, or just planning to introduce a colleague in a meeting, you want to make sure all the words you plan to use are easy for you to read and say and for your audience to hear. Here are a few suggestions.
If drafting a formal letter on agency stationery is like writing calligraphy, and composing an email is the equivalent of writing with crayon, then instant messaging is like dipping your hands in spaghetti sauce and smearing your message all over the wall.