Are you ever at a party, or with some friends and start twitching to check your phone? Do you ever tweet or post a Facebook update just to experience the high of the…Continue
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I don't know about you, but I have a big thing for apps. These days you can find an app for pretty much anything out there, which is great, but I…Continue
Added by GovLoop on July 29, 2011 at 3:52pm — No Comments
Are you familiar with last year's Old Spice ad campaign? They featured a formed NFL player and were hilarious. Here's one of my favorites for context:
The true social media genius, though, was that they invited people to tweet requests to him, and then they shot short video responses. In each one, he reads the full tweet and then responds in the…Continue
One of the many joys of having young children is that they can teach you so much – how to enjoy simple moments, how to express yourself through dance and how to skip along to just about anything. One of the most interesting areas my children teach me most in is about how human behaviour has changed around the use of technology.
The look on my sons (7 & 5) faces tells me so much when I try to explain that when I was their age, or even a bit older – I had to wait over an hour to…Continue
Added by Carl Haggerty on July 29, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
What are we going to do when all the managers get tossed from the coop because Gary Hamel said we don’t need them?
Yesterday in a Harvard Business Review webinar sponsored by Dell, he talked about his research on W.L. Gore, where managers are nonexistent. To…
P.S. I'll be tweeting the Wellness at Work: Get Your Erg On! breakout session starting in just a couple of minutes. Keep an eye out for the #NGGS3 tag and @nextgengovt for updates.
10:30 a.m. Panel Q and A, continued.
Q: You've found a great new technology that will solve a problem your agency is confronting, but your legal and IT departments are against…Continue
Added by Stephanie Slade on July 29, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
Today’s #1 Lesson
Getting Big Things Done: Answered by Aditya Kumar, Deputy Assistant to Vice President Joe Biden
Sometimes we are tasked with solving a problem, tackling a BHAG [see below], providing an answer, or managing a project that has never been attempted before.
I asked: “When faced with such a task, how do…Continue
GovLoop runs a first-of-its-kind Mentors Program that seeks to connect rising stars with seasoned professionals across government. We've facilitated nearly 250 pairings since 2011. The message below is for people who were fortunate enough to make a match. In the spirit of community and knowledge sharing, we're posting it so that all members can observe the process. If…Continue
Yes it could be shutdown-land all over again... We aren't hearing a thing and figure there must be some planning going on... mustnt there??? Any thoughts?? Answer here or try me at Reinl@washpost.com
Added by Lisa Rein on July 27, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments
Savvy GovLoopers may have noticed a few changes to the GovLoop homepage as of this morning. We wanted to let you know that we've been listening to your feedback and critiques and are continually working to make GovLoop as awesome as it can possibly be. On the eve of Next Gen 2011, we decided to go ahead and roll out a few improvements. If you have any ideas on how we can be better serving you, please don't hesitate to let us know. Until then, enjoy the…Continue
With all the talk and news about our National Debt Ceiling it's not a bad idea to look at your own person debt ceiling and think about how you are managing your finances in today's economy.
The Dream Big Site is a cool site for you to find tips, tools, and resources to help you plan and save for your financial goals. The site is produced by the ICMA Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC), a not-for-profit…Continue
Added by Jaime Gracia on July 27, 2011 at 9:32am — No Comments
Next Gen is one day away and we've had a flood of last minute flurry - from registration questions, questions, and our assembly line.
We are really stoked to live stream a number of our sessions at Next Gen. More info coming on the exact schedule but for sure we'll be live streaming crazy Nick Charney's opening keynote on Thursday at 9am EST and the closing session Friday at 3pm. Outside of live streaming the…
Added by FEEA on July 27, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments
Despite its name, the Code for America Fellowship isn’t just…
Today is the 21st anniversary of the signing of Americans with Disabilities Act.
The ADA was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. It was designed to provide increased civil rights for…Continue
Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on July 26, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
The deficit showdown reflects a challenge of modern times: how can government – and society – deal with increased complexity? A new book may point the way.
Noted government observer Donald Kettl, wrote several years ago that the government of the future needs to develop three things to deal with increased complexity: knowledge-driven…Continue