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5 Ways to avoid the Mommy Track

Being a working Mom requires project management skills as well as balance. Moms like other employees are valuable assets who share great ideas, business acumen and innovation. Yet, some women may be side-lined for advancement because of their passion for their family life or ability to leverage flexible…

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Added by Tracey Batacan on July 22, 2014 at 5:07am — No Comments

Productive Mondays: How to Improve Your Focus

Welcome to our weekly series, "Productive Mondays." As you might guess from the title, we'll post every Monday, and we'll answer your questions about how to do better and do more in the workplace. If you have a question you'd like us to tackle, place it in the comments below, tweet us @GovLoop, or email catherine@govloop.com -- and we'll make sure to…

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Added by Catherine Andrews on July 21, 2014 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Spend Your Present Preparing for Your Future

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 will be given at the 2014 NextGen Award’s Ceremony, which will kick off the NextGen Training Summit on July 23rd in Washington, DC. We have 18 finalists in six different categories. All month long we will be introducing you to the…

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Added by Drew Doggett on July 21, 2014 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Operating Your Organization Like a Democracy

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 will be given at the 2014 NextGen Award’s Ceremony, which will kick off the NextGen Training Summit on July 23rd in Washington, DC. We have 18 finalists in six different categories. All month long we will be introducing you to the…

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Added by Drew Doggett on July 18, 2014 at 3:44pm — No Comments

3 Tips for Presenting Analysis



 

This past week I was able to attend a Management Concepts training offered by my Agency focused on presenting data analysis.  This was a great three day training that if you ever have the opportunity to take I highly recommend.   But as I know training dollars can be thin, I’m going to share some of my favorite take-aways and experiences from the class.…

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Added by Sabrina H. DeLay on July 18, 2014 at 1:52pm — 2 Comments

Federal Forum Aims to Change Conversation on Networking

Achieving agency missions becomes harder and more complex every minute. But with less money in the budget, many agencies are stuck between the need to deliver new services and the cost of supporting old infrastructure. To break the cycle of dependence on proprietary systems and endless service contracts, agencies need simpler, widely compatible network infrastructure that empowers IT and accelerates mission…

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Added by Drew Doggett on July 18, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Bringing a Higher Level of Emotional Intelligence to the Workplace

 

Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to monitor one’s own emotions as well as the emotions of others. Being able to detect different emotions and label them appropriately as well as react to them appropriately is what emotional intelligence is all about. I would go a step further to say that emotional intelligence in the workplace has a third step. Being able to detect emotions to problem-solve and manage inter-office…

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Added by Priyanka R. Oza on July 18, 2014 at 8:46am — No Comments

DorobekINSIDER Live: Tim Fullerton Discusses Citizen Engagement

The goal of social media is to turn customers into a volunteer marketing army. –Jay Baer

 

Just a few years ago social media was seen as an adolescent playground. Selfies, Facebook pokes, and pointless status updates created what seemed to be a cesspool of millennial…

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Added by Drew Doggett on July 17, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Down With the Government Inferiority Complex!

With few exceptions, I have had stellar colleagues aside whom I am proud to work. I’ve worked with teams to achieve tremendous results and quantifiable impacts based on our decisions, projects or action. Without unseemly boasting here, I have always felt that the taxpayer got more than its fair share from my salary. (Most days).



So it was a huge surprise to me that my confidence fell flat when I arrived in Silicon Valley for a domestic assignment. Much has been written…

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Added by Aileen Nandi on July 17, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Aren't We Friends?

One of the most unethical things a person can do is pretend to be friends with another person, just to use them, gain unfair advantage, or even stab them in the back.

But it happens all the time - it's accepted - and it's even considered a career skill: "professional networking," "climbing the ladder," "learning how to play the political game."

I am fascinated and repulsed by this behavior. Fascinated because it's a skill, it works and it's tempting to want to…

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Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on July 16, 2014 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Confessions of a Government Man – Revisited

Four years ago I posted my first GovLoop blog, shortly after the publication of my book of career memoirs. Of the 49 blogs I’ve posted in total, the first was one of the most popular. GovLoop has grown geometrically since then so I thought I would repost it as number 50 with just a few minor updates.

 

I always add a qualifier. Although I poke fun of a few and offer tongue-in-cheek commentary, I was very serious about my career and loved every minute of my government…

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Added by Alan L. Greenberg on July 16, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

7 Tips to Make the Most of Your Thrift Savings Plan – No Matter Your Age

Are you saving like you should? Our tips below will help you out, no matter where you are in your public sector career.



I happened to be in a government building in Texas last week when I noticed a sign encouraging active participation in a retirement…

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Added by Heather Kerrigan on July 16, 2014 at 7:10am — No Comments

How to Change the Course of Your Career

Where are you going with your job? Do you know what you expect from your job as a foundation for your career aspirations? Sometimes the first job after college is the one we may stick with because it meets a certain need. Fast forward five years later and you realize that your world or…

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Added by Tracey Batacan on July 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Getting the Most from Strategic Reviews

Sometimes looking to your past can improve your future.

 

Napoleon marching on Moscow is an example of project management, which helped future generals avoid being blinded by their own hubris. Closed societies, like the Ming Dynasty in China, illustrate the dangers of getting closed off from…

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Added by Drew Doggett on July 14, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Productive Mondays: The Importance of Prioritization

Welcome to our weekly series, "Productive Mondays." As you might guess from the title, we'll post every Monday, and we'll answer your questions about how to do better and do more in the workplace. If you have a question you'd like us to tackle, place it in the comments below, tweet us @GovLoop, or email catherine@govloop.com -- and we'll make sure to…

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Added by Catherine Andrews on July 14, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

How to Do Anything Better: Practice Calendars

I don’t know about you, but I live and die by my calendars. Between my smartphone and my…

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Added by Erica Bakota on July 14, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Cultivating Charisma

We all know those people who just seem to “have it”. In anyone’s presence, their magnetic personality seems to draw just about anybody and everybody in. There is a magical quality about them that we admire and wish we could emulate. They are more often than not perceived as poised, polished and people oriented. These folks all possess a certain characteristic - charisma.

Charisma is a powerful trait to possess and although not difficult to cultivate, it does take an effort to be…

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Added by Kathy Wentworth Drahosz on July 11, 2014 at 12:20pm — No Comments

How to Tailor Your Resume for the Public Sector

 

I am currently a year into a fellowship with the CDC, a dream opportunity I remember applying for like it was yesterday. I was six months out of school and had a generic resume I would tweak for various positions. None of my friends had applied to the public sector, and I never had any specific advice on how to tailor my resume for the public sector. In fact, I never even knew that I had to tailor it for the…

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Added by Priyanka R. Oza on July 11, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Is Your Brain Limiting Your Federal Success?

That may be the case if you don’t regularly give it exercise.

 

According to scientific research, below are some of the benefits of brain games:

 

  • Boost brain activity
  • Provide emotional satisfaction and sense of accomplishment
  • Enhance memory and…
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Added by Meiko Patton on July 10, 2014 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Work/Life Balance: Know Your Priorities

Some people were raised with the belief that you work hard every day and you will get promoted as well as earn enough money to care for your family. The term work-life balance is the harmonious blend of one's personal and professional goals. But is this concept a reality for everyone or a passing…

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Added by Tracey Batacan on July 10, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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