Guess who is at the very center of your People Garden? YOU! As with my first blog, this is about your People Garden work style. It is that time of the year where it is time for all of us to start our self-assessments for our Performance Appraisals. This whole concept has been ingrained in me since my…Continue
One of the most important elements of career progression is successfully navigating the organization. The ease in which one does this – political savvy – can often make or break a career.
Acquiring political savvy is a process of observations and modeling behaviors that are accepted and expected. It is also about making strategic connections and building trust.
There are however, some specific targets to focus on when developing political savvy.
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Social media screening (aka social screening) has become an almost commonplace recruiting and hiring practice. Employers are “googling” job candidates and searching social networking sites as part of their pre-employment background checks, and admissions counselors and coaches are using similar practices to make acceptance decisions about prospective students and…Continue
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“The greatest good you can do for another is not to share your riches but to reveal to him his own” - Benjamin Disraeli
Before diving right into how to land your dream job, let’s do some internal work first.
According to psychologist Sidney Jourard, 85 percent of your success in work is determined by your attitude and…Continue
“When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen”. Check out this YouTube video. I’m sure you've seen commercials where a doctor, dentist, athlete or a…Continue
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Here are 3 reasons why September is a good time to update your resume!
What you should include:
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So I might as well say it: I have a man-crush on Gordon Ramsay. And in case you hadn’t noticed, the guy is everywhere. Whether it is TV, commercials, events, or new restaurants (you remember he is actually a chef, right?), you can’t escape him. Some are turned off by his screaming and famously short temper, but I see something different. I see a guy who is truly caring,…Continue
At various levels the federal government, there are structured, comprehensive career development (or mentoring) programs, like the Presidential Management Fellowship Program. Your agency might have its own version, but mentoring can be far less informal and structured, so long as it benefits both sides.
If you are considering becoming a mentor to a new employee, or if you have been asked to do so, here are some tips to get you started:
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The core of your Leadership Mindset rests on the four aspects of the human experience: the Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual aspects. When one of those core aspects is weakened, your Leadership Mindset is unable to support the tactics required to accomplish your mission. Remember that day at work when your brain was fried from trying to figure out the new…Continue
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Imagine a bright red Lamborghini parked outside of your front door and a sign right next to it screaming “FREE!”
Initial reaction….Score! Secondary reaction……What’s the catch?
With a little bit of healthy skepticism, you might reach the conclusion that the new gift may come with a hidden price tag. Because of the high market purchase price, the value of Lamborghini’s can be measured easily and quantitatively. But with mobile apps, the relative…Continue
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By Lily Whiteman, author of “How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job”; speaker on career issues; twitter: @Lilymwhiteman
Although it doesn't say so on the invitation, every job interview is really a Bring Your Own Success Portfolio —BYOSP—event.
What is a success portfolio? A collection of tangible materials that validates your…Continue
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Through the internet, introverts have found a safe haven to counter the extraverted hegemony of the workplace. We have guides for how to care for the introverts in your life,…Continue
There are a lot of problems out there that need fixing. Some are big, and complicated. Others are quite small, and simple.
Why not try picking one of the small and simple ones, and fix it?
Back in 2007, I started a new job in local government. I was a risk manager! I hadn’t been one of those before.
I needed to write a risk management strategy. So, in the best traditions of local government, I hit Google to find someone else’s that I could, er, take inspiration…Continue
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There's this movie out on Netflix called "How I Live Now," about a girl who finds redemption through love and hard work. The movie shows her looking in the mirror and thinking about how awful she is.
We've all had those thoughts, and they can seem very natural. But when you see the scenes in front of your eyes, it's striking.
Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, who was…
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Mary Mary Quite Contrary…..How does your (People) garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells and pretty maids all in a row.
Well this article has nothing to do with the history of torture behind the legacy of Mary Tudor. What I really am referring to has to do with our thinking of…Continue
What do you want to be when you grow up? It was a question you were probably asked a lot as a child, but even today, I often think to myself what job do I want when I grow up, when I mature into a “real adult.”
At the earlier stages of our careers, it’s sometimes tough to picture ourselves at the top of the organization. To be the leader. Nevertheless, planning for your…Continue
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I was sitting in a floor-level seat at the Eagles concert in Los Angeles back in January. Although I was enjoying myself, I couldn’t shake the feeling of dread. I had performance reviews (along with my regular never-ending stack of work) waiting for me back in Fort Worth.
I was promoted to my first supervisory position, a Division Director with the US Department…Continue
Are you looking out your window and witnessing a government stampede out the doors? Is your office looking empty? Probably. The Office of Personnel Management reported that more than 114,000 people left the federal government last year – mostly through retirements. To give you a better picture, the 114,000 departures is roughly 6.2% of the federal workforce.
Over the course of the next 12 weeks, I will focus on things you can do to eventually land your dream federal job.
There is a quote by Maxwell Maltz I love it says, “Visualize this thing that you want. See it, feel it, and believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and then begin to build.”
So the first thing you should do is visualize what it is you…Continue
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