“Get smart” means paying attention to co-workers, friends, family, spouse, or a partner. Nothing brings more stress to interpersonal relationships than carrying frustrations home after work. Get smart means getting smart. Being aware of all this takes work. Being smart about the law, political motivations, and social context is part of our job. It is… Read more »
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We expect a lot from our government. Despite frequent funding constraints, we still expect agencies to deliver quality results to the public. High expectations externally drive high ones internally. As a result, government agencies are incredibly mission-driven. So when employees in the public sector act, their managers expect those actions to directly align with the… Read more »
A drive for self-improvement is crucial for career success, but too often we tend to focus on our weaknesses at the expense of building up our strengths. While it’s great to shore up skills that are lacking, it’s equally important to celebrate and improve on your natural talents. Why? Because it’s your strengths that will… Read more »
This week, Steve Ressler, GovLoop’s CEO and Founder, was a guest speaker at the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Mentor Program celebration. At the event he shared six steps to have a successful mentoring relationship. And I also want to share them with you! 1. Get Acquainted Your first mentor meeting will be like a professional… Read more »
Listening can be a tough communication skill to master. Luckily, the active listening method can help you improve your skills.
We all know that spending our vacations checking work email and fielding “emergency” phone calls isn’t actually relaxing, but a stunning number of us still do it anyway. The truth is that for those of us who spend our days wrapped up in social networks and work, the act of plugging in is second nature…. Read more »
Are you looking to move forward in your career? No matter what your goal is, here are five things you can do right now to help you get ahead.
Meeting someone once at a networking event won’t do much for you if you don’t follow up with them afterwords – yet you’d be surprised how few people actually do make the effort. These days we have no excuses, with great tools like LinkedIn making it simple to keep track of – and keep in touch… Read more »
Innovation can happen at your office every day – when employees find new solutions to challenges, big and small. Learning how to be innovative helps you to be more effective and satisfied at work.
It doesn’t matter how much you love your job – burnout can still be a real danger if you’re not careful. I skirted the edge of it last week after a month of working quite a few more hours than normal, taking breaks only to hunt down something to eat, and dreaming about client work in… Read more »