Posts Tagged: olympics

Throwback Thursday: What Employers Can Learn From the Principles of Olympism

Originally Posted by Mark Stelzner on August 11, 2008 at 6:57pm 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… Read more »

Female Athletes and Social Expectations

The 2012 Olympics were important for female athletes everywhere. For the first time since, well, ever, every nation competing fielded at least one female athlete. Which was great. Of course, we also had Hairgate, where Twitter users got their collective panties in a bunch because Gabby Douglas was more concerned with winning two gold medals… Read more »

Going for Gold — How Olympians can teach us about leadership and your weekend reads!

Welcome to GovLoop InsightsIssue of the Week with Chris Dorobek, where each week, our goal is to find an issue — a person — an idea — then helped define the past 7-days and we work to find an issue that will also will have an impact on the days, weeks and months ahead. And,… Read more »

Do you need a “TempGig” until you land a Federal job? How about working at the 2012 Olympics?

Yes, I think I just coined a new GovLoop term–TempGig. You would have to go to London, however. It looks like they are hiring for everything from IT professionals, translators, chefs, to drivers. Could be a fun gig though! Here is a snapshot of top Olympics salaries: Job Title Olympics Salary National Average % Difference… Read more »

Five (Not So Serious) Proposals to Make OpenGov Cooler – Add Yours!

More from Andrea Di Maio/Gartner: http://blogs.gartner.com/andrea_dimaio/2010/03/01/five-not-so-serious-proposals-to-make-open-government-cooler/ Open Government Idol. A group of citizen-developers perform in a coding contest which is broadcasted on several media. Besides programming, contestants are expected to read or sing their lines of code aloud. Audience can vote for the best coder based on a combination of usefulness of applications, choice of… Read more »