Career

The opportunities are out there!

From a big city to a small town, from a poor family with limited resources to gaining a university degree and fighting to achieve higher education, I believe that my experiences and the opportunities I was given throughout my educational career has changed my life. In the summer of 2007, I obtained my first professional… 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 »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on College Sports – Three Teams That Could Crash the Bowl Championship Series

According to the Free Dictionary, an underdog is one that is expected to lose a contest or struggle, as in sports or politics. Americans have always supported the underdog. In 1980, the United States Olympic Hockey Team shocked the world when it defeated the former Soviet Union. In 1998, Minnesotans shocked the country by electing… Read more »

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 »