It is my concern, over a period of years, there have been a series of events which are affecting the attitudes of those workers we depend on to keep our country operating.
While some might see Saturday's shutdown as an opportunity to take a mini-break from work to take advantage of DC-area shutdown happy hour specials (and there’s nothing wrong with that!), there are some things you can do to help keep yourself moving forward while you have extra time on your hands.
Missions are forgotten in the itchy distraction of the looming budget deadline.
What can we learn?
Agencies and other organizations have to focus on those who participate but remember there are large numbers of people within their jurisdictions who do not participate.
Here's a surprising new way to look at how you set your goals.
Organizations typically proclaim their employees are their greatest resource. Employee development is a powerful way to validate that proclamation.
Mindfulness is described as the ability to be fully present in the moment. It is being able to block out distractions and other concerns in order to focus on the task at hand.
Sometimes the best way to find out how you’re coming across to other people is simply to ask other people how you’re coming across to them.
Developing a sense of humility prevents us from getting defensive about our ideas, decisions, and direction for the organization. It makes us open to new ideas and lively debate.