The author says that regardless of your role within your agency, having clear criteria for exactly what success looks like in the context of your overall mission is the single most powerful tool you can use to achieve satisfaction at work.
Many organizations have classes on how to provide feedback. With all this attention and training on the process, why is it not working?
The author says that witness preparation is a very important step in the planning process for a successful hearing. In his second article on the subject, he outlines some specific tips to cover with your witnesses when preparing for a hearing.
Modern life in developed nations has become so routinely amazing that it’s easy to take it for granted. So let’s reflect for a minute on how much our lives are improved by things like these.
The typical work environment in a federal agency no doubt has little in common with Google’s, but government can still learn something from Google’s practices, especially with regards to how managers lead (or fail to lead) employees in the federal workforce. The author explains how he believes this to be so.
Whether in government or elsewhere, useful feedback is critical to your success – without it you don’t know where you stand. But have you ever asked a supervisor or colleague for feedback and gotten a ‘poop sandwich’ in return?
FedSmith.com users indicated in a recent survey a common theme: they feel there is a need for federal managers to stop micromanaging their employees. The author, who is a consultant focusing primarily on pay and performance, analyzes the responses from the survey and what they mean for federal employees.
Have you ever noticed that when it comes to promotions there seems to be little rhyme or reason to the process? It can be frustrating, but there are some things you can do.
When you fail to define the specific evidence of your success, it’s practically impossible to ever get there. So how do you create this evidence? The author provides some suggestions.
Don’t get so stuck on a tiny, trivial issue that you can’t move onto the things that matter.