Posts By Carol Davison

Thanksgiving dessert for Hurricane Sandy victims challenge

Although they are no longer in the news, Hurricane Sandy victims are still suffering. As a result one of my high school classmates, Executive Chef Jim McGrady from Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant, invited 1,000 hungry people in South Jersey for Thanksgiving dinner. When volunteered he asked me to bring dessert. Which leads to our leadershipRead… Read more »

Feds with Disabilities (FWDS, like Elmer)

Are you a Federal or other employee with a disability? What are organizations out there doing to facilitate performance? Do you have any performance enhancing suggestions of your own? I am benchmarking against best practices and would appreciate any help.

The Performance Alchemist

Only 37 days until Performance Appraisals are due. Here are some steps to facilitate your supervisor writing you a good performance appraisal. 1. In accordance with the elements of your performance plan, detail what you accomplished and their impact on the organization. Email the list to the supervisor. 2. Make an appointment to discuss theseRead… Read more »

The Performance Alchemist-Administraiton Limiting Performance Awards

(From this week in FED Manager) Last Friday, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director John Berry and Jeffrey Zients, deputy director for management and chief performance officer of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), sent a memorandum to agency heads stating that performance awards for Senior Executives should not exceed 5 percent of anRead… Read more »

The Performance Alchemist

PMS: As a performance leader I had to implement a performance management system (PMS) that only the Human Resources Officer and I wanted (because her performance was contingent on it). I brought 3,000 people on board. Yes it works best if you have ethical, emotionally intelligent, appreciative inquiry, coaching leaders who compel their employees toRead… Read more »

Dogs in Government

National Puppy Day is recongized every March 23rd, to celebrate the joy that puppies bring our lives, to help save orphanzed puppies, and to educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills. If you or someone you know is thinking of getting a puppy, PLEASE use or a reputable breeder. You are NOTRead… Read more »