Introducing Member Rankings

As we’ve grown over 1,000 members, GovLoop (https://www.govloop.com) is proud to announce we’re formally launching a new feature called GovLoop Points, which allows you to earn points for participating on GovLoop. What do the points get ya? For right now, just our love and respect 🙂 But stay tuned for some exciting stuff around points…. Read more »

The Next President: 4 Generations and 7 Years from Now

I invite you to read a blog post over at New Ideas for Government. Here’s an excerpt: The 2008 presidential race has been remarkable for many reasons. One of the most intriguing aspects of the contest has been the incredible diversity reflected in the candidates and their running mates. Consider the unprecedented role of gender,… Read more »

Survey – GovLoop Topics

The latest survey on GovLoop was “What topics would you like to see covered in GovLoop?” The results were: 13.0% Gov’t Opportunities and Events 35.9% Gov’t Career Advice 0.0% Sports and Entertainment 43.6% Gov’t Best Practices 7.7% Gov’t News I’m intrigued by the results but I think they make sense. Here’s how GovLoop will respond… Read more »

NYT Op-Ed: To Change Washington, Move Out

Today’s Daily Pipeline by the Partnership for Public Service shares a fascinating Op-Ed from Mark Everson in the New York Times. The long and short of the article is that true change would come to Washington only if people actually left the city. With government being centralized in Washington, it creates a serious risk for… Read more »

Gov 2.0 and The Rise of Informal Networks

Recently I wrote this post that was featured on the Wikinomics blog. I thought I would share it and cross post it here as well. ——————————————- It’s official – Gov 2.0 is here to stay. From nGenera’s Gov 2.0: Wikinomics, Government and Democracy, project, NAPA’s Collaboration Project, and Mashable’s recent Gov 2.0 column, a lot… Read more »

Arrogance, Confidence, and Insecurity

“The moment you think of yourself as great, your slide toward mediocrity will have already begun,” Jim Collins. “Wisest is he who knows what he doesn’t know.” Plato I read these quotes the other day and I really like them both. I think mainly because it is an interesting time for my career as for… Read more »

Recruiting Gen Y to Government – “Do Good”

Much has been written about the incoming retirement tsunamai in government and the potential brain drain. While there are many pieces to the government workforce problem (retainment issues, attracting mid-level hires, how to tap into retiring govies), an integral piece will be the government’s ability to attract Gen Y workers to government service. Just today… Read more »