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Managing Your Supervisor

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…


Added by Logan Harper on January 24, 2013 at 4:14pm — 6 Comments

I'm Fine, Thanks

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…


Added by Kent Aitken on January 24, 2013 at 1:18pm — 10 Comments

A space to think

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 “…


Added by Carl Haggerty on January 23, 2013 at 3:04pm — No Comments

GovLoop Gets a New Coat of Paint!

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…


Added by Jeff Ribeira on January 23, 2013 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

To Sell is Human

Everybody’s selling something, be it a product, image, idea etc. [i]

I’m reading Daniel H. Pink’s new book…


Added by Joshua Millsapps on January 23, 2013 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Pardon Our Dust - A Much Needed GovLoop Refresh is Coming!

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.

Thank you!

Added by Jeff Ribeira on January 22, 2013 at 5:49pm — No Comments

14 Timeless Leadership Quotes

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…


Added by GovLoop on January 22, 2013 at 8:00am — 11 Comments

Have All Presidents Been Inspiring Speakers? 4 Insights from Inaugural Addresses

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…


Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on January 21, 2013 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

5 Ways To Counteract Those DC Stereotypes

Photo of the National Archives Building by WallyG via…

Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on January 19, 2013 at 11:50am — 3 Comments

Gov 1310: an Adult Learner’s Experience with the Harvard Cheating Scandal

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…


Added by Guy W Clinch on January 19, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Toughen Up

That's right. I'm tough. Like Hilary Swank in "Million Dollar…

Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on January 18, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Jiu-Jitsu at the Office

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…


Added by Joshua Millsapps on January 18, 2013 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Tackling military suicides. Plus your weekend reads

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

Military suicides on the rise: What can be done to help?

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…


Added by Emily Jarvis on January 18, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Love and Empathy for the DoD Technologist

By BobGourley

love wallpaper 21 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…


Added by Bob Gourley on January 17, 2013 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment

GSA Gets a New Mission: Plus the DorobekINSIDER 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:

  • A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER today. We’re LIVE! The idea is simple: get smart people together and share ideas because we believe that the real power of information comes when it is shared. On tap: surviving and excelling during the transition. …

Added by Emily Jarvis on January 16, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Your Transition Survival Guide: DorobekINSIDER Live

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…


Added by Emily Jarvis on January 16, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to Make Your Organization Have a Winning Season in 2013 – And Make The Playoffs Year After Year!

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…


Added by Scott Span on January 15, 2013 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Resolve to Envision!

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…


Added by Kathy Wentworth Drahosz on January 14, 2013 at 2:54pm — No Comments

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