The emails you send at work are like any other professional documents. They reflect your professionalism and competence, and when you send them you lose all control over who sees them and how they’re used and interpreted. So before hitting ‘Send,’ read these email tips.
Want to advance in your career, enhance your professional reputation, or just have more meaningful relationships? Listen up. One of the most powerful—and underappreciated—interpersonal skills is being a great listener.
Writing is a single-task activity. Study after study has shown that multi-tasking is a myth. Our brains can be devoted to only so many mental tasks at once. Try singing a song while adding a couple of two-digit numbers in your head. Or better yet, notice how someone turns down the car stereo when looking for an address.
Periodically, Uncle Sam tries to get people to write clearly and directly. The efforts usually fail. Chances are you spend a good deal of your time crafting documents to communicate or persuade. Avoid these seven common mistakes and your written documents will be clear, persuasive, and will deliver better results.
Writing your Senior Executive Service resume will probably be the trickiest one you have ever written. Here are practical tips that may help you in securing one of the most elite and competitive jobs in the country.
Is government ethics an oxymoron? With an entire agency and numerous ethics advisers spread throughout federal agencies, one would hope that level of misconduct in federal agencies would be minimal. It isn’t minimal but a new report shows that the federal government is at least ahead of state and local governments in the ethics arena.
A little-known bill pending on Congress could be the “mother lode” of bureaucracy for one small federal agency. State and local governments may not like more power being transferred to an agency in Washington but what they want may not make much of a difference.
In a recent poll of FedSmith.com readers, most think the election results are a positive event and that contracting is the most significant issue facing the federal workforce.
Adding a touch of personality to your e-mail may brighten someone’s day but may also unintentionally irritate or attract unnecessary attention.
How can a “coach” be used by federal manager and how can a coach help someone achieve success in the environment of the federal workplace?