Young Government Leaders (YGL) and GovLoop present the NextGen Public Service Awards for superior public service and achievement. The 4th Annual NextGen Public Service Awards were given at the 2014 NextGen Award’s Ceremony, which will kicked off the NextGen Training Summit on July 23rd in Washington, DC. …Continue
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We’ve all seen an ambulance racing down the street, sirens blaring, weaving in and out of traffic. But sometimes in the rush to get to the hospital in the fastest way possible another tragedy can strike. Meet the fed who is making ambulances…
Trust is important in any relationship, particularly if you are a leader. Without trust standard operations become difficult and slow. Simple tasks must be checked and rechecked. And small mistakes are big steps backward. As important as it is to earn and maintain the trust of your team and colleagues, it may be…Continue
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We’ve all seen an ambulance racing down the street, sirens blaring, weaving in and out of traffic. But sometimes in the rush to get to the hospital in the fastest way possible another tragedy can strike.
In 2010, a medic, patient and passenger all died when the ambulance driver lost control on an icy road and rolled the ambulance. While the EMT driver survived, those in the…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on July 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
For government, it's easier than ever before to publish authoritative data. Below, three open data experts share how.Continue
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In the middle of cold winter days, what could be better than making a roaring fire? But you’ve probably been building an inefficient fire. It’s probably hard to start. You have to keep adding logs and moving them around to get good burn. The edges of the logs don’t burn. It takes a long time to get going and you have to keep stoking it. This cuts into your…Continue
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We are approaching the traditional time of the silly season in UK news and politics, the quiet period when in the absence of real news, the frivolous and the dotty get more column inches than they otherwise would.1 In Poland and indeed much of the rest of Europe, that period is know as the cucumber season.…Continue
Added by Stefan Czerniawski on July 30, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
Last week the Washington Post featured an article on the frustrations of digital communicators in the weather community with Facebook. The article, “How Facebook is falling short as a weather communication tool,” outlined three major problems weather communicators are having with the social networking tool:
“1) Its updates…Continue
Added by Mary Yang on July 30, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
GovLoop's recent guide, How Cloud is Reinventing Government, explores the how cloud is helping agencies unlock innovation and improve service delivery. The report includes four government case studies, best practices and insights from industry leaders. Below is an excerpt from our guide.…Continue
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I was in a conversation with Sara Cretney (Organisational Change Manager) and some senior colleagues recently about change and the question…Continue
Added by Carl Haggerty on July 30, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
With social media dedicated frontline people can brilliantly provide a human face to champion the work an organisation is doing.
Morgan Bowers, Walsall Council’s senior countryside ranger, is a pioneer of this approach and has worked to innovate around how people outside the comms team in the public sector can do to really connect with people.
Seeing what she does blows away any institutional objections…Continue
Added by Dan Slee on July 30, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments
Being a public servant comes with a lot of responsibility. And sometimes that responsibility can be overwhelming. Just think back to the recent government scandals, the GSA conference in Las Vegas or the $16 dollar muffin.
Those errors in judgement seem obvious, but some of the government ethics rules are a little more difficult to follow. Consider a cab home from the office, is it expensable?…Continue
Added by Kimberlie Mosley on July 29, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments
So I know when you hear the word follower, when you hear the word you don’t think of a leader. Well that’s not always true. At the NextGen training summit, Mr. Ira Chaleff states most of us are leaders in…Continue
Added by Kimberlie Mosley on July 29, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Technology is exciting, constantly evolving, seductive. It has had an incredible impact on the world. With the evolution of social media, the way we communicate has forever changed: it has given a voice to so many people from whom we never before had the opportunity to hear from.
Conversely, technology has also created a platform that allows everyone to be a critic. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and blogs allow us to voice our opinions, broadcasting them across the…Continue
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The world of cybersecurity is immense. The jargon surrounding the subject is nearly as varied. Here are a few examples: There’s malware, damage, espionage, regulation, education, viruses, advanced persistent…Continue
Added by Adrian Pavia on July 29, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Anyone who has been involved in social media for any length of time knows that mistakes can and will happen. When it comes to Twitter, mistakes can proliferate through retweets and replies faster than you can say “delete”, and hashtags can take on a life of their own. However, a hasty tweet or hashtag misfire doesn’t have to do permanent damage to your agency’s reputation.
A case of tweet regret can be an opportunity to turn a…Continue
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If you’re anything like me, “Orange is the New Black” has taken over your life. The show illustrates the difficult and fascinating life within the walls of a federal prison. The show is fiction, but the cruel world OITNB depicts is sadly often representative of what really happens in federal penitentiaries. But there are those who are trying to make it better. One of those people…
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On September 3, 2014, American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) will be hosting the…Continue
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If you’re anything like me, “Orange is the New Black” has taken over your life. The show illustrates the difficult and fascinating life within the walls of a federal prison. The show is fiction, but the cruel world OITNB depicts is sadly often representative of what really happens in federal penitentiaries. But there are those who are trying to make it better. One of those people is FBI…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on July 29, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments
Multitasking is a reality in our lives. We check e-mail while we talk on the phone. We constantly juggle tasks, spreadsheets, documents and programs, and we do it all in a split second. Or do we?
We all talk on the phone while we throw a load of laundry in the washer, chop some vegetables or water our lawns. We all send a few emails, open a spreadsheet and crunch some numbers, then switch to writing a letter, a plan or other document. And we do it over and over again, every day of the…Continue
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