This article was written by Logan Harper, community manager for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government’s online MPA programs. For more information on public administration degrees follow MPA@UNC on Twitter at…Continue
Last night I watched the documentary I’m Fine, Thanks.
Long story short: A filmmaker travels across the U.S. interviewing people about chasing their dreams, escaping mediocrity traps, and defying convention. Simultaneously, he’s having an internal debate about quitting his real estate career and pursuing filmmaking full-time.
We’ve all heard it before, many times. Don’t follow a path in life just because it is “what…Continue
I’m planning on looking at and reflecting on the principles I previously suggested here and writing a blog post for each one using my own personal circumstances and requirements to help me understand what applying the principles would mean in practice.
My previous post “…Continue
Added by Carl Haggerty on January 23, 2013 at 3:04pm — No Comments
Well, it's that time again. New Year, New President (sort of...), New Resolutions, New GovLoop. For those that remember, it was just about a year ago this week that we rolled out a whole bunch of new changes to the site at the beginning of 2012. We put a lot of effort into building out our topics pages in…Continue
Everybody’s selling something, be it a product, image, idea etc. [i]
I’m reading Daniel H. Pink’s new book…Continue
Added by Joshua Millsapps on January 23, 2013 at 1:39pm — No Comments
The GovLoop team, with the aid of the good folks at Forum One, is currently in the process of pushing a few new updates to the site in our continual efforts towards better usability and an overall more pleasing user experience.
So if you see strange things happening around the site, please bear with us! We promise it'll be worth it. Updates to come soon.
Added by Jeff Ribeira on January 22, 2013 at 5:49pm — No Comments
Leadership is not new. While times change and technologies evolve, a lot of the same leadership lessons apply.
That's why I've been loving the fine folks at @leadershiptips who've been providing great leadership quotes every day on Twitter.
Here's 14 timeless leadership quotes from their archive:
20 yrs from now u will be more…Continue
Margaret Perlis wrote a great piece in Forbes entitled, "8 Public Speaking Lessons From 57 Inaugural Speeches: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." After reading through every inaugural speech over the past 228 years (and finding that it was "like eating a head of raw broccoli … very…
Among the great experiences of the year just past for me was the opportunity to learn about the US Congress through the Harvard Extension School from Professor Matthew B. Platt in the class Gov 1310.
… Yes that class.
Nearly one year since the first session of Gov 1310 and headlines about the class continue in publications ranging from the…Continue
Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on January 18, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Over the past year I’ve spoken specifically on “Dealing with Executive Stress” and more generally on personal performance. In today’s blog I’d like to talk about something I feel has been exceptionally helpful in…Continue
Welcome to GovLoop InsightsIssue of the Week with Chris Dorobek where each week, our goal is to find an issue — a person — an idea — then helped define the past 7-days and we work to find an issue that will also will have an impact on the days, weeks and months ahead. And, as always, we focus on six words: helping you do your job better.…
Added by Emily Jarvis on January 18, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Here's a sad fact, last year more service members committed suicide than died on the battlefield. Despite extensive support and counseling programs, as many as 349 service members committed suicide last year, which would be the highest number since the Department of Defense began keeping detailed statistics in 2001.
The President and the Defense Secretary…Continue
IT professionals in the Department of Defense have always faced unique challenges. They serve missions of global importance, in the face of full spectrum threats (with many in war zones and all facing hostile cyber threats), and have always had to operate under…Continue
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Added by Emily Jarvis on January 16, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
DorobekINSIDER Live: Surviving the Transition
A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER today. We’re LIVE! It's the third time we’ve met and we are doing this at least once each month this year. The…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on January 16, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
With my favorite NFL team out of the playoffs this year – I’ve had plenty of time to contemplate what makes a winning team – and it’s not all about the coach (or firing the coach, like my team did this year.)
When it comes down to it, making an organization and a football team succeed entail many of the same…Continue
Added by Scott Span on January 15, 2013 at 4:07pm — No Comments
It’s that time again. The New Year. Or as we often hear – “A New Year – A New You”. It is a time filled with both the promise of better times to come and of course – that dreaded resolution (or in many cases resolutions). Each and every year, we find ourselves reflecting on the things that we want to improve in our lives and the places in life that we want to be. We are constantly reminded by the media and those around us what changes can be made to improve our health, wealth, and…Continue
Added by Kathy Wentworth Drahosz on January 14, 2013 at 2:54pm — No Comments