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  • Bremerton, WA
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"Huge fan of Strengths Finder. My org used it to develope a grassroots lead training program for strengths learning. :-)"
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"Do - realize that things are likely to change, so be flexible with the specifics as long as you can still make progress towards the larger goal."
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Current Title:
Assistant Project Engineer
Current Agency or Organization
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
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Educational Background (Degree, School):
Some college
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Topics I Care About
Project / Program Mgmt, BYOD
I work for the government because:
I love being part of something greater than myself.
My favorite public servant is:
April Mills

Jay Johnson's Blog

Time for an Intellectual Labor Day

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 5:36pm 0 Comments

In the United States we're getting ready for a three-day Labor Day weekend. While for many that may mean the unofficial end of summer, beginning of the school year, or various retail sales promotions - our Labor day tradition started over a century ago. In general, it's a celebration of the contributions to our country by the everyday working men and women. Before it was a recognized national holiday, individuals would volutarily take the day off (will no pay) to show their commitment to…


Just Say "No" to the Status Quo

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 6:30am 0 Comments


Maybe things aren't working out for you. Perhaps it's just a fluke and things will turn out better for you next time. Perhaps the system will course-correct and right itself automatically.


But then again... maybe it won't.


Instead, what if doing more of…


Where does knowledge start? How do you start gaining more understanding?

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 7:00am 4 Comments

Where does knowledge start? How do you start gaining more understanding? It starts with you, or more specifically, when you accept that you are mortal, imperfect - that the world does not revolve around you.


The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom - Proverbs 9:10


Knowledge can start when you admit that there are things you do not know,…


Speak Up or Let Your Work Speak for Itself: What Do You Do Here?

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 3:40pm 4 Comments

I'm serving as the team lead (non-technical) for a software implementation. Last week the vendors came for a site visit to do some initial testing. After a successful week, we said our goodbye's and the representative from logistics headquarters said to me, "I'm not sure what you do here, but you seem important." All I could think of was this classic scene:



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At 9:56am on January 19, 2011, Allen Sheaprd said…



    HI. Congradulations. PM being both technical and interpersonal there is a book that might help: "Its Your Ship"  It describes how to motivate people you can not hire, fire, give a bonus to, cut their pay without having to treaten them.  I learned most of what's in the book from volunteer work (people I could not hire, fire, cut their pay, threaten, etc)

   The book is based on a real ship from 1980's.

   Good luck.

At 3:26pm on March 23, 2010, Pat Rupert said…
TJ - Loooking forward to working with you in the future - found you via April...
At 3:40pm on January 5, 2010, Robert Domaingue said…
T. Jay thank you for joining the Promoting Creativity group. I hope you find it a fun and useful group. You might enjoy some of the videos listed in the resource section. Please feel free to share your thoughts with the rest of the group.
At 3:58pm on December 20, 2009, Amanda Blount said…
Hi T Jay! Sorry for the delay (I have been out of town alot), But I wanted to Thank you for joining the Break Room! :-) Feel free to leave jokes or comments in the break room. It's our place to just hang out.
At 5:07pm on December 17, 2009, Abbey Carpenter said…
Thank you for joining our "Lean Six Sigma in Government" group T. Jay! We look forward to sharing best practices, networking and learning about Lean and Six Sigma within your organization.
At 11:30pm on December 11, 2009, I.J said…
Hello T. Jay,

Thank you for joining GovLoop. Please introduce yourself, read our top 10 tips, check out our top groups, invite your colleagues , and let me know if you have any ideas on making GovLoop even better.


I.J Ezeonwuka
GovLoop Community Leader

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