Posts Tagged: business

Wise decisions = personal happiness?

Suppose you are an IT decision-maker (and who in IT doesn’t have to make decisions regularly?). For that matter, forget the “IT”. What drives your decision-making? Let’s assume that you would like to consistently make decisions so as to have the maximum positive (or least negative) impact on your own personal well-being. Does this soundRead… Read more »

Transforming Federal Data Into Smart Business Analytics

Transforming Data Into Smart Business Analytics Check out my in-studio Tech Talk interview with John Gilroy at WFED Federal News Radio in Washington, DC. Learn how Federal agencies can achieve more by leveraging Tableau Software to see and understand all sizes and types of data. The segment titled Transforming Data Into Smart Business Analytics airedRead… Read more »

The Next BIG Thing: Business School and Government

It’s that time of year again! The next two days we’ll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL’s Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here. Why can’t our government be more like Silicon Valley? With all the innovation and technological progress the private sector creates many of usRead… Read more »

5 Ways to Avoid the Mommy Track

Being a working Mom requires project management skills as well as balance. Moms like other employees are valuable assets who share great ideas, business acumen and innovation. Yet, some women may be side-lined for advancement because of their passion for their family life or ability to leverage flexible work schedules. This process is referred toRead… Read more »

Leading the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases: A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci

For more than six decades, the National Institute of Allergyand Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has been at the forefront of research in infectious and immune mediated diseases, microbiology, immunology, and related disciplines. It conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, diagnose, prevent, and treat infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, as wellRead… Read more »

It’s Not What You Say…8 Tips for Improving your Professional Writing

Do people dread having to read your reports, proposals, memos or other missives? Are your PowerPoint presentations snoozers? Improving your business-writing skills not only helps you look more professional in your industry or profession, it can also help you get more approvals for trips, staff, equipment or funding. Improving your business writing skills is anotherRead… Read more »

Become a GovLoop Featured Blogger!

The application is now closed. We will make our decision by July 28. Thank you for your time! At GovLoop, we pride ourselves on our community. There are over 120,000 of you — government employees, industry partners, and knowledge experts — who are extremely engaged. You comment on nearly a thousand posts and discussions eachRead… Read more »

Excellent Writing Skills: A Workplace Must

Often times, the written word is the only form of communication for daily office instruction. If you are unable to explain yourself in a clear and sufficient manner, it may slow down the process of getting things done. On a personal note, if you are unable to write correctly you may end up losing respectRead… Read more »

Welcome Aboard! Now What? – A Three-Step Process for Quickly Getting Your Team Up to Speed

By Mike Bajit, PMP After the excitement of a newly awarded contract, comes the implementation of the winning proposal. Part of that is building the team to execute the plan and satisfy the contract requirements. But what if the whole team isn’t available on Day One, or the team is new to the sector? ARead… Read more »

Leading Across Boundaries in an Era of Complex Challenges

Governments today face serious, seemingly intractable public management issues that go to the core of effective governance and leadership. Government leaders are presented with difficult choices, but also unprecedented opportunities. The right kind of leadership approach and style can drive change in government. From budget reductions to a struggling economy, disasters to pandemics, the seeminglyRead… Read more »