You step up to do the same thing you've done a million times before. You're good! It always worked like magic. But something is different about this time. It's not working. What gives?
If whatever you have to do depends on a team, maybe the team hasn't gelled yet. Don't ignore this critical step!
About two months ago, I was asked to demonstrate a patient assessment technique in front of a class of 20 or so students. It was a spur of the moment thing, but I looked at my partner…Continue
These days your resume is more comprehensive than a simple listing of experience and education. It can include anything related to your achievements - such as a published case study, a conference presentation, a portfolio of writing or graphic design samples, and even your comments in online professional groups.
Many people find the LinkedIn user interface daunting, so I wrote up this short “cheat sheet” to posting to a…Continue
The other day, a coworker and I had a discussion about how it’s nearly impossible to create something completely “original.” As a designer, this should make me want to close my laptop, go grab a bite and call it a day. But alas, if you dig a little deeper, even the most innovative artists’ magnificent displays of originality were also knockoffs.
Even masterminds like DaVinci had springboards for his creations. Granted, DaVinci used the study of things found in nature (such as bats)…Continue
Last week a pair of public servants published a couple of thought provoking blog posts; it was a conversation I felt I needed to get in on.
It's perfectly natural to question the path your on; I do it all the time.
I can't speak to your political views online (you probably shouldn't…
We are all acutely aware that the US is graduating fewer students with degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). For example, in 2009, the U.S. graduated 37,994 students with bachelor’s degrees in computer and information science -- fewer than 25 years ago.
What does that mean for the public…
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"Do you have any advice for how I can build those skills?" asked a wonderfully talented and intelligent young man earlier this week. "... relating to people. I'm more of a quiet and independent person. I'm not the life of the party."
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All too often, the public assumes that government, when going toe-to-toe with the private sector, always loses. Even when we trumpet major successes of government (e.g. moon shot, arpanet), the public snickers and points to the private sector government contractors who supported these initiatives.
Now for the ask! Nineteen organizations have been identified as finalists in the "Future…Continue
Over the past year or two I've been to a couple of unconferences sessions about how people are increasingly measuring different parts of their lives: how far they run, how they sleep, what they eat, etc... As some readers may be aware, these efforts are often referred to as part of the "Quantified Self Movement." For those readers less aware (and curious), you can watch Wired Magazine editor and quantified movement originator Gary…Continue
Today I'd like to introduce a new feature to YoungGovManager.com, a guide to dating for your office. You know, to help you manage and stuff.
Managing people is hard. But it's easier if they're happy, and if you are happy too. Now, this column probably won't help you turn a non-performer into a high-performer, but it could help you keep your high-performer from becoming irritable and bumming out your office. You, of course, I'm sure would…Continue
Added by Andre Castillo on September 27, 2012 at 1:04am — No Comments
Last week I posted the first in a series of articles about the many purposes for conducting an informational interview. Most commonly, they are used as a tool to build a network in new organizations and career fields. For those of us entering new jobs and career paths, why not use informational interviews to build a network within your own organization?
As mentioned in my last post, I see three primary purposes for conducting an informational interview:
Added by Lindsey Tepe on September 26, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Are you an agency PMF coordinator?
Current graduate student or recent graduate? Thinking about applying for 2013 PMF?
If so, I have a resource for you. I'm excited to announce the new 2013 "Path to PMF" Guide & Website.
Created in partnership with the Robertson Foundation for Government, it is designed to help provide information…Continue
I love quotes - who doesn't? Our thread on "Favorite Quotes" has over 500 suggestions.
With 500 suggestions, I thought it was time to highlight my 8 favorite quotes about government.
1) John F. Kennedy - "Let the public service be a proud and lively career. And let every man and woman who works in any area of our national government, in any branch, at any level,…Continue
In 2005, the video game company known as Nintendo was bleeding. At that point, Sony's Playstation 2 had demolished Nintendo's latest console, the GameCube, in head-to-head sales, and by the end of the year Microsoft had released the popular Xbox 360. Nintendo, which had been losing market share for a full decade by this point, was now a distant third in the cutting edge console race.
But then something changed -- Nintendo gave up. It gave up the technology wars. Or to be more precise,…Continue
I was just reading a blog post by Joshua Milsapps in which he highlights three lessons he learned from the book "Getting Things Done" by David Allen. I happen to be reading the book myself and agree with the three changes he made. Another thing I did recently as part of reading the book was to take an inventory of the things that end…
A post by Patra Frame, ClearedJobs.Net HR Specialist.
I was talking with a job seeking friend recently. He was angry and discouraged. “I have applied to a lot of jobs, gone to a lot of job fairs, and no-one responds,” he said. “I’ve got the top clearances in hot demand areas. WTH?”
So I asked a few questions - ones you should ask yourself.
1. How much of your time are you spending talking with and connecting to other…Continue
Added by Kathleen Smith on September 24, 2012 at 10:12am — No Comments
For most people life becomes more complex over time. I know for myself that going from a single college grad with few responsibilities outside of paying the rent to an executive balancing work and family life has been a daunting task.
For high performing individuals that hold…Continue
Kind of a dumb title. Maybe I should have said "Read Up!" but that sounds kinda boring, don't you think? No matter what your favorite way of saying it, taking in and processing information is more important than ever.Continue
Added by Carey Bandler on September 21, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments