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 »
Posts Tagged: professional development
Here are the steps I took to make sure I close out the year on a high note. What are some of the things you do to prepare for the new year?
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.
Advanced degrees, training, learning conferences: these are all good and should be part of your professional development. They just shouldn’t be your first call for help when you have to solve problems at work. So today I’m going to discuss three ways you can solve a lot of challenges without having to do everything on… Read more »
This is a good opportunity to listen with a grain of salt and then make decisions based on your actual career goals, not the goals that someone has suggested you follow.
How do people make the most of conferences they attend? I decided to ask my friends and colleagues for their insight and here are some of the great tips they offered.
Every organization has people whom are looked upon as subject-matter experts. These folks have the institutional knowledge that can only be gained through years of experience. Therefore, they are indispensable and are likely to survive downsizing, restructuring, or layoffs. As a young professional, I lean on experienced colleagues all the time to get my workRead… Read more »
Time is the one thing we will always have less of. That’s why there are so many books on time management, to-do lists, productivity, changing habits, and project planning. Some of those books are little more than self-help claptrap. Others contain enough useful points to make them worth flipping through, but are far from life changing. However, the best timeRead… Read more »
Let’s face it. Most of us are no strangers to the challenge of having too much to do and too little time. But what about when you’re not all that busy? On those rare but inevitable occasions in which you’re able to take a breather at work, here are five ways to use that preciousRead… Read more »
Today’s federal employee may seek a work life balance, solid wages and a great path forward in their chosen field. It is truly a gift to work with a group of highly trained professionals with a focus on a common goal. It also helps to identify your personal career goals so that the path forwardRead… Read more »