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 »

GOT(G)V – Get Out the Government Vote

See the original post at www.youngovernmentleaders.org/blog. If you haven’t already, sign up for Young Government Leaders. As federal employees, we have a big stake in the upcoming presidential election. Not only do we share the responsibility with the rest of America to elect a new world leader, but when we go to the polls, we… Read more »

The Presidential Transition

One of the biggest obstacles to being a successful blogger is the perpetual need to generate insightful (or, failing that, any) content on a recurrent basis. Too often I find myself exclaiming, “Oh man, I haven’t posted in 2 weeks!” As this episode has recurred yet again, I’ve opted to blog about what I am… Read more »

Greetings From YGL-Bethesda!

Hi Everyone! I’m the house blogger and President of the Bethesda Chapter of Young Government Leaders. As part of my duties I am locked in a perpetual battle to post relevant, insightful and occasionally entertaining content to http://blog.yglbethesda.org. Apparently my struggle caught the eye of Steve, who has graciously asked me to cross post my… Read more »

State Gov & Social Media

A colleague in Oregon state gov – environmental agency – asked if there are success stories/best practices/lessons learned by state governments using wikis for internal KM, G2G or G2C.

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on College Sports – Ranking the Big Ten (Eleven) Football Bowl Subdivision Teams

Did you know that the Big Ten Conference once included the University of Chicago? The Hokie Guru did not know this (and many former administration officials are alumni of this fine institution). In 1895, the original members of the Big Ten Conference included the University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University of… Read more »