As public administrators, we must work to remove artificial roadblocks, work cooperatively for the good of the citizens we serve and come together in the pursuit of common goals. It also helps to have passion, be champions for change, seek bottom-up solutions and provide concrete objectives and actions.
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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”.
Because millennials value both organizational mission and opportunities for personal and career development, agencies’ overall Employee Engagement Index scores can be a particularly useful measure to indicate where young people could feel most motivated and satisfied at work.
Learn the myths surrounding different generations in the workplace and how to combat them.
Are you a leader in government? Check out these two key concepts you need to know.
Connections with like minded govies can be crucial to achieving professional goals and personal success. When we build community across organizational lines, we break down the "silos" we so often see in government and serve the public more effectively. Check out one community that is working to build the next generation of leaders in civil... Read more »
As we transition to a new administration, let's reach across the partisan divide to find shared values and seek common ground. Let's listen more. Let's create partnerships. America is greater when we work together.
“When we draw on the wisdom of a workforce that reflects the population we serve, we are better able to understand and meet the needs of our customers-the American people.”
Advice that will set you on the right paths for your careers in public service.
I recently had the distinct pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite public servants, the Director of the Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support at the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Sherry Middleton. With over 32 years of experience in public service through both government and nonprofit work, Sherry is a respected, influential, and... Read more »