Posts Tagged: leadership

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How Gov Is Truly Making a Difference

2014 saw the lowest federal job satisfaction numbers from feds and an unusually high separation rate, but what those numbers don’t tell you, is there are still passionate and determined federal workers who dedicate their lives to federal service. That remarkable work done was recognized Monday night in the annual Service to America Medal award… Read more »

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Wise decisions = personal happiness?

Suppose you are an IT decision-maker (and who in IT doesn’t have to make decisions regularly?). For that matter, forget the “IT”. What drives your decision-making? Let’s assume that you would like to consistently make decisions so as to have the maximum positive (or least negative) impact on your own personal well-being. Does this sound… Read more »

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Government Communications: How Not to Be Evil

I’m going to keep this quite short considering this is post about obedience, public sector managers, the nature of evil and social media. I’m going to argue how findings of a few psychological studies suggest the modern communications person needs to be more in touch with ‘the people’ avoid being complicit in evil acts. A… Read more »

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How Great Leaders Deal with Criticism

With great power comes great opportunity for criticism. Every leader, from the first-time manager to the head of the organization, will face criticism along his or her path – it’s inevitable. What separates great leaders from mediocre ones is their ability to face their critics with grace, and deal with them in a productive way…. Read more »

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New “Digest of EEO Law” Issued by EEOC

In case you  missed it, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last week issued the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law, which is available online at http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/digest/xxv-1.cfm . This quarterly publication, prepared by the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO), features a wide variety of recent Commission decisions and… Read more »

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EEOC Reports One-Third of Gov-Wide Complaint Dismissals Reversed & Remanded

As part of its continuing efforts to improve the federal sector discrimination complaint process, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a new report: Preserving Access to the Legal System: Common Errors by Federal Agencies in Dismissing Complaints of Discrimination on Procedural Grounds. The report shows that, on average, a staggering one-third of discrimination… Read more »