The article tries to shine a different light on government workers — one that emphasizes their optimism, ingenuity and collaborative spirit. Here are five rules to adhere by to excel in public service.
Posts Tagged: public servants
We are experiencing a shift of thinking and how we do business in government. Public servants are intrapreneurs rather than “lazy” government workers.
The Secret Lives of Public Servants is a three-episode documentary web series that explores the creative hobbies of public service workers outside the 9-5. Each episode profiles a different public servant and looks at what they do for their day jobs and then what they do in their “secret life”.
As you celebrate this Thanksgiving Day take a moment to appreciate what we do possess and our influence in the world at large.
Lately I’ve become obsessed with the show Parks and Recreation. I think it’s hysterical — and maybe part of that is because I work around government, and can relate the characters to people I’ve met. But it does make me wonder, is the show reinforcing negative stereotypes about government? For example: 1) Leslie Knope is… Read more »
Welcome to one of my favorite weeks of the year: Public Service Recognition Week! While GovLoop connects, honors, and highlights the work of public servants like you every day, I love that there’s a designated week every year where we get to show you some mad love and appreciation (Thanks Partnership for Public Service for… Read more »
For the longest time, one quote from the movie “Gladiator” keeps coming back to me again and again. But until recently I haven’t figured how it applies in todays environment. The quote is this, “Today I saw a slave become more powerfulthan the emperor of Rome. The gods have spared me? I am at their… Read more »
Over the past year or so, I have made it a habit to say a simple phrase to every TSA Security Officer that checks my identification and boarding pass: “Thank you for your service.” Some of them seem surprised, or maybe even a bit confused. Others just say “Thank YOU!” in return. I’m sure their… Read more »
By now, you are wondering “What’s that banner ad that says iampublicservice.org?” Many of you have clicked on it and learned that it’s a new site that we’ve launched to highlight and honor the heroic work of public servants like you. Here’s a screen shot: A recent survey by Gallup and the Partnership for Public… Read more »