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Are You In A Glass Case of Emotion?

“Emotional intelligence.” The phrase conjures the image of a therapist and a couch, but in reality being more emotionally intelligent you can help relieve stress, help you communicate effectively, help you empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict. Being emotionally intelligent is one of the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on July 31, 2014 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Your Definitive Guide to the IDP

If you're working for the federal government, you've likely been asked at some point to create an Independent Development Plan (IDP) that outlines your short- and long-term career goals and how to reach them. Maybe you're even working on one now. Instead of setting it aside, or writing out a few ideas without giving it too much thought, read the tips below. Hopefully, they'll help you recognize how helpful the IDP can be in helping you move up the career ladder.

 

What Is…

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Added by Heather Kerrigan on July 31, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments

How to Effectively (and Respectfully) Solve Office Conflicts

How can you fix a situation like this?

When a group of people with different, roles, ideas and personalities need to work together, there's bound to be conflict. Tempers can flare out of control, and pretty…

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Added by Jessie Kwak on July 31, 2014 at 8:33am — No Comments

It's Time to Customize Your Executive Development Program

On September 3, 2014, American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) will be hosting the…

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Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 29, 2014 at 1:27pm — No Comments

How to Tweak Your Cover Letter and Resume for More Impact

Most employers don’t kiss on the first date. Or, to put it another way, they’re not going to hire you based on your resume. Your resume should not focus on trying to get you a job – it should focus on getting you an interview. That means creating a CV that teases an employer into really wanting…

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Added by Sam Ashe-Edmunds on July 29, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Customer Service Design Thinking

To improve how government delivers customer service, agencies must understand how customer experiences work, how expectations are set and met, and how experiences are perceived and remembered. During the NextGen design thinking workshop, Molly Moran, Executive Secretariat’s Research and Design Center, State Department explained how the foundations for how meaningful and valuable experiences are defined, designed, and developed for government entities.

Molly dreams that…

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Added by Kehli Cage on July 29, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Story of My Life

It's that time of year again! The next two days we'll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL's Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.…

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Added by Amy DeWolf on July 28, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

10 Tips for Women and Negotiation



 

Several months back I…

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Added by Sabrina H. DeLay on July 28, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

How to Improve Your Career by Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence

We're blogging from the Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.



Think of a leader you admire. Now, write down 3-5 characteristics of that leader that you admire about the way that they manage and work with others. What are those words you wrote down? 

This is…

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Added by Catherine Andrews on July 28, 2014 at 11:31am — No Comments

If You Want to Innovate, Collaborate

TaskRabbit began six years ago as an online marketplace where users can outsource small jobs to others in the surrounding community. From buying your dog food, to picking up your dry cleaning, to installing your Ikea furniture, or cleaning your oven, the site contracts out any chore you can imagine. Now…

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Added by Drew Doggett on July 28, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

One Simple Strategy to Break Bureaucracy and Drive Creativity

I’ve been taking a course on innovation on Lynda.com, an online training and learning community. The course, Business Innovation Fundamentals with Drew Boyd, focuses on how to innovate using Systematic Inventive Thinking, a method based on several techniques to innovate on demand.

 

It has been an interesting course, and one of the elements really caught my attention is the idea of structural fixedness – something that your agency must avoid to drive…

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Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 28, 2014 at 10:42am — No Comments

FAQ About Life in the Foreign Service

To be frank, I am in a rush to write this blog. It's among the last tasks I have before leaving the office for my onward assignment. Haven't we all been here?

 

So, in my last blog (for now) for GovLoop, I thought I'd share some FAQs that I've encountered over the years about life in the Foreign Service and how to get there. These are all my own opinions and don't reflect any U.S. Government views. Any mistakes contained herein are completely my…

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Added by Aileen Nandi on July 28, 2014 at 9:01am — No Comments

Personal Branding As A Moral Enterprise

When I started out as a brand consultant one of the most important mantras I heard was "Your brand is your promise." (The other was, "You have a brand whether you like it or not.")

In the commercial world, branding is clearly an activity undertaken for financial gain. Companies portray an image, hope to pay less for the image than what you take away from it, and pocket the difference between the two.

Personal branding is different. It is commonly thought of as…

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Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on July 28, 2014 at 7:52am — No Comments

Networking Pointers From NextGen

It's that time of year again: GovLoop and YGL's Next Generation of Government conference. Follow @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.

On Friday afternoon, FCC CIO David Bray and former…

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Added by Mark Bardwell on July 27, 2014 at 8:11pm — No Comments

The Best Spot to be an Entrepreneur? Try the Federal Government.

We're blogging from the Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.

 

In one of our final keynote presentations, Cristin Dorgelo provide insights on her experience as an entrepreneur and shared her version of how agencies can capitalize on the wisdom of the crowds to create new ways to solve…

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Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 25, 2014 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Lessons Learned As A Drug Dealer In Federal Prison

It's that time of year again! The next two days we'll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL's Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.

 

It’s usually an unfortunate story to hear about a commissioned officer who ends up in…

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Added by Drew Doggett on July 25, 2014 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Avoiding the Awkward Pause

We're blogging from the Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.

Networking From the Light Side of the Force

 

Create…

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Added by Margaret Fletcher on July 25, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Real Talk: Young Federal Workers Speak About Their Experiences

 We're blogging from the Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.

Moderator Kelly Jin, co-founder, Consequi

Dawn Brown, Procurement Analyst, Environment Protection Agency

Noemie Levy, Policy…

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Added by Margaret Fletcher on July 25, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Next BIG Thing: Business School and Government

It's that time of year again! The next two days we'll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL's Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.

Why can’t our government be more like Silicon Valley? With all the innovation and technological…

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Added by Drew Doggett on July 25, 2014 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Transforming Your Agency Through Open Innovation

We're blogging from the Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.

If you’re unfamiliar with NextGen, the annual training summit educates, inspires and promotes innovation for new and rising leaders in…

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Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 25, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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