Posts Tagged: SES

A Look Into the Future of Gov-2016

A possible government shutdown (a decision that will be made on December 11th) and a potential new executive order are some of the first signs that call for a changed and improved government going into 2016. It is true that it takes a few missteps to figure out the right solution and Tom Fox, Vice… Read more »

Why Are You Waiting? 5 Steps to Start Leadership Development Today

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 »

Who Wants to Be the Boss?

It’s no secret that federal employees are not always satisfied with their agency – but what about federal executives? A new survey out of Vanderbilt University, titled “Survey on the Future of Government Service,” found that a third of federal executives believe that the workforce lacks the skills to get the job done and that… Read more »

Developing Managers and Leaders

The distinction between “management” and “leadership” is important, because they serve different roles in an organization — and they require different approaches in how they are developed. The Government Accountability Office has released its updated list of high risk areas across the federal government. It flags for attention the mission-critical skills gap in jobs such… Read more »

Deciding Whether to Aim for the Senior Executive Service

By Lily Whiteman, author of “How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job” and trainer on career advancement skills; Website: IGotTheJob.Net; Twitter: @Lilymwhiteman Wonder whether to set your sights on the federal Senior Executive Service (SES)? If so, it might be helpful for you to consider what the SES is, what it would offer and demand… Read more »

Creating a Cadre of Cross-Agency Executives

President Obama recently proposed a new White House Leadership Development Program. The goal is to expose rising leaders to the experience of solving challenges across agency boundaries. This could ultimately lead to a new capacity in government – a cadre of experienced executives who know how to get things done collaboratively.  Cross –agency collaboration is… Read more »