Warning: Read with care. The thoughts shared below are not intended for everyone. The ideas that follow are meant for local government public officials and career professionals who really want to make a difference.
People often comment on the significant accomplishments I have made in my life. Though I am not sure any of my accomplishments are…Continue
Added by Gabe Gabrielsen on May 22, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Breakthrough, disruptive innovations do not happen every day and in general are not the daily focus of innovation at organizations.
In his book …Continue
Added by Karla Brandau on May 21, 2013 at 6:32pm — No Comments
Under the supervision of the Accounting Manager this accountant exercises practical experience and professional judgment in applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in a governmental enterprise environment and sales oriented business. Participates in the documentation and entry of transactions in the state financial system (AFIS), the human resources information system (HRIS), AZ procurement system (ProcureAZ) and the Lottery general ledger system. Performs detailed analysis…Continue
Added by Tricia on May 21, 2013 at 4:10pm — No Comments
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:
Turning data into decisions, it sounds obvious but for large organizations compiling, formatting and interpreting vast amounts of data can be almost impossible. But Army Lieutenant Colonel Bobby Saxon and his team have created a system that does just that for the Army. It's called Enterprise Management Decision Support System (EMDS). …
Added by Emily Jarvis on May 21, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I was having lunch with a good friend over the weekend and we got on the subject of reviewing things for people. Now this was somebody I’ve actually sent quite a few things to review and I know I’ve been guilty of violating his pet peeves from time to time. He had an interesting take on things and it’s…Continue
Added by Joshua Millsapps on May 21, 2013 at 10:56am — No Comments
I just read that many Federal employees are waiting to retire because they believe Congress is going to approve a buy-out. Is that you too? If it is, perhaps you should rethink your plans.
Sequestration, furloughs and frozen salaries are all the rage these days. Add to that the fact that we have a deadlocked Congress and you will probably come up with the same conclusion I did: this lethal combination is more likely to result in less positions and less opportunities to replace…Continue
Added by Doris Tirone on May 20, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments
In our first installment of the Rest of the Story, we go beyond the article with writer Rob Gurwitt. His recent article in Governing magazine has again focused a spotlight on Generation X and their potential impact on the way government does business. Whether you are a Boomer, Millennial, GenXer, or something in between, you can find a number of takeaways from Rob’s…Continue
Added by Kent Wyatt on May 20, 2013 at 10:53am — No Comments
On a recent trip to the West Coast, I finished an interesting read entitled "So Good They Can't…Continue
Interviews are a contact sport, where verbal sparring replaces fists. Don't ever walk into one unprepared. If you don't know what you're doing, you will get slaughtered.
Here are 10 tips to help you keep your reputation alive, even during the most brutal of Q&A sessions:
1. Know your subject matter cold. There is no such thing as "winging it." Study up. Get coached. Read. This should be happening far out in advance of the…
"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows,…Continue
I am looking for help in learning how to get a new position or what agencies will hire fifty and over
Added by Jean Honesty on May 14, 2013 at 3:43pm — No Comments
My favorite part of graduation - commencement speeches. When else do we have a ton of successful people, share their tips on…
Generation Y, Millennials, Generation C (for Connected), sometimes even (perhaps incorrectly), the iGeneration. These are the labels that haunt the members of my generation. The large groups of people spanning decades before me are called Baby Boomers, Generation Xers,…Continue
In order for an agency to be innovative you have to empower your employees and leave room for failure. So which agencies are doing that effectively?
Dan Helfrich is a Principal at Deloitte Consulting. The…Continue
Recent budget cuts, talks of sequester, reduced hours, furloughs are all challenging organizations (and the individuals they employ) to think differently and change the way they are doing things. With change comes uncertainty. But with that said, change also brings possibilities. There are some that say we cannot control but how we adapt to those changes is what will either elevate us or defeat us.
To make the most out of change, it is best to first see the positive. As change…Continue
Added by Kathy Wentworth Drahosz on May 13, 2013 at 1:11pm — No Comments
May is the month we recognize and remember several aspects of our military:
Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 10) is a recent recognition of their support.
Armed Forces Day (May 18) recognizes those currently in service.
Memorial Day (May 27) recognizes those who died in war.
Added by Kathleen Smith on May 13, 2013 at 7:45am — No Comments
This is the first installment in a new ELGL original content series titled “A Tale of Two Internships” by University of Kansas MPA graduate Ashley Graff. Graff recently obtained a shared internship with the City of West Linn and the City of Sherwood. In this series, Graff provides perspective on the experience of working for two communities and the similarities and differences she experiences with…Continue
Added by Kent Wyatt on May 10, 2013 at 1:49pm — No Comments
This past Tuesday night during GovLoop's Career Energizer Event, Steve Rowe, Innovation Campaign Division Chief for the Navy Center for Innovation within the Navy Warfare Development Command, gave a lightning talk on, well, innovation. Below is the slide deck from his lightning speech as well as a guide that he referenced, which the Navy is using to spur fresh thinking and novel ideas.
What strikes you about the Navy's…Continue
Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on May 10, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
This post is based on a Lightning Talk delivered at the GovLoop Career Energizer event this past Tuesday night by Jessie Babcock, the Country Director for Chile and Uruguay with the Department of Defense.
Let me start…Continue