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GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on College Sports – Ranking the Big 12 Football Bowl Subdivision Teams

Don’t forget about GovLoop’s membership drive. Get us to 1000 members by the end of August. And then enjoy some Starbucks coffee (or Diet Mountain Dew). Labor Day, one of the 2008 Federal Holidays, is fast approaching. This all means that college football is right around the corner. The first game is on August 28,… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on College Sports – Ranking the PAC-10 Football Bowl Subdivision Teams

The Hokie Guru welcomes you to the sports blogosphere only on GovLoop. We continue our tradition of speaking in the third person. Today, we take a look at the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) Football Bowl Subdivision teams. In December 1915, the Pac-10 was founded at a meeting at the Oregon Hotel in Portland, Oregon. The original… Read more »

Rule #4: Little Transfer of skills or knowledge occurs when the boss makes all the decisions.

Most individuals’ rise within an organization based on their proven track record; that is after all the basis of “merit promotion”. Therefore, most first line managers are selected based on their technical skill and often succeed in their first management position by exercising their superior technical knowledge rather then developing management skills. My own experience… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on College Sports – Ranking the SEC Football Bowl Subdivision Teams

Guess what? The Hokie Guru is on annual leave (e.g. vacation) at Cedar Crest Resort on beautiful White Earth Lake in Minnesota. The Hokie Guru accrues six hours of annual leave every pay period (which is every two weeks). In May 2010, the Hokie Guru will accrue eight hours every pay period. You can find… Read more »

What Employers Can Learn From the Principles of Olympism

In watching coverage of the games last evening, my wife and I were discussing the overwhelming complexity involved in managing and deploying the Olympics. With so many nations each carrying such unique agendas and goals, what overarching principles are applied to such a multifaceted assembly? What procedures are in place to ensure proper philosophical governance… Read more »

Poll Results – On the Fence Regarding Public Service Academy

I closed the poll for the latest survey question: “What’s Your Opinion of the U.S. Public Service Academy” The results look like this: 13.0% Best Idea Ever 39.1% Better Than Most Ideas 21.7% Not Really Necessary 26.1% Big Waste of Money It’s a pretty interesting breakdown. Basically it’s a 50/50 split on whether people think… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on College Sports – Ranking the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Bowl Subdivision Teams

Readers, the Hokie Guru is taking a corporate income tax course this summer (over four weeks) and the intensity is incredible. The Hokie Guru needs this course so that he can convert to the GS-511 Auditor job series. As a result, my blog posts may be a bit more infrequent, but the Hokie Guru will… Read more »

Government Service Offers Opportunities In a Period of Economic Uncertainty

Another great note from our series of cross-posts from Young Government Leaders. If you haven’t joined already, sign up. Check out the original post at: http://www.younggovernmentleaders.org/blog.htm ———- Over the past few weeks, the news has been dominated by reports of economic decline. Even if American exports are up due to a weak U.S. dollar, it… Read more »