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I decided to take responsibility for my feelings. Here's why, how, and what it did for me.
Win or lose, I’m really proud of our softball team, and I think it has some significant benefits for our workplace. Here are just a few areas where it’s made a difference.
Don't wait until Election Day. Dive into these books to get prepared for the presidential transition.
Your team is talking about a tough slog of a project that hasn't been going well. Milestones have slipped. Deliverables haven't been delivered. Rather than determining how you can move forward together, your team is fixated on finding someone to blame for what went wrong. Tempers flare as everyone points their finger at everyone else.... Read more »
Leadership is a skill you can get better at. To become a better leader takes intention, thoughtful reflection, strategic personal goal setting, practice, and a whole lot of reading.
We all want to introduce the next big idea to make a significant contribution to our organizations. But what does that really look like and how do you bring about innovation? Where does the process start?
In a previous blog we discussed three key factors that participants in the Brookings Executive Education (BEE) Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) felt helped them face challenges in the workplace. After a few inquiries we decided to continue that discussion with BEE Executive Director Mary Ellen Joyce, PhD. After five years of WLN, Joyce has heard... Read more »
The majority of the leadership development opportunities available today focus on senior level career (GS14, 15 and Senior Executive Service) employees. Limited opportunities are available for new supervisors or mid-level employees. However, doesn’t it seem like a bit of an oxymoron to wait until you’re in a leadership role to start developing your leadership abilities? Recognizing... Read more »
Mentoring has long been an effective informal career development tactic in many government agencies. In a testimony to Congress, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Associate Director and Chief Human Capital Officer Nancy H. Kichak described the use of mentoring by federal agencies: "Mentoring is critical and can happen in many ways - through formal... Read more »