Stop Learning the Hard Way, Part 1

A couple weeks ago, my seven-month old son started having all the tell-tale signs of teething. So what did my wife and I do as first-time parents faced with a fussy infant? Well, we felt like we had a few options: Look it up in one of the 36 books we bought about babies. CallRead… Read more »

GovLooper Rally Makes the Christian Science Monitor, 3rd Most Viewed Article

Here’s the Christian Science Monitor article: “Government Workers: We Need Love, Too” Excerpt: Everyone knows the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall in Washington Saturday is a counterweight to Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally in the same venue back in August. But betcha didn’t know there was anotherRead… Read more »

Friday’s Fab Five: Digital Divides, Long Rides and Job Guides

We’re going to start something new on GovLoop (aren’t we always?): Friday’s Fab Five! Every Friday, we’ll take a quick look back at the week and highlight a five members or moments that were especially awesome. Here’s the first installment: 5. The Most Commented Blog of the Week was Steve Radick‘s “Addressing the Digital DivideRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Federal Workers DON’T Make Enough Money!

It turns out that you, Federal workers, should make more money. That’s the conclusion of the Federal Salary Council, as reported by Ed O’Keefe at the Washington Post: “Panel to consider federal pay raises.” O’Keefe says: “The Federal Salary Council is likely to hear an annual report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on whereRead… Read more »

Community Building: Why the Why is Vital

Yesterday, I stumbled across @nickcharney‘s post Lessons in Collaboration on GovLoop. He brings to life a construct developed by Simon Sinek on the topic of how great leaders inspire action. How do great leaders inspire action? It all starts with the why, as in Sinek’s “golden circle” above. The average person, as Nick points out,Read… Read more »