While many people are thinking about New Year’s resolutions and goals, focusing more on completing incomplete tasks from last year may be a more successful strategy.
Posts Tagged: Success
As another year comes to an end, it’s time to celebrate the top successes achieved by U.S. government agencies in 2016.
On the first day of my federal career, as a new Presidential Management Intern (yes, I’m THAT old), an orientation program speaker asked one question that has remained with me nearly 30 years, “What are the two most important things to know or practice for career success?”
Personal development starts by taking 100 percent responsibility for everything in your life.
Remember the people you meet throughout your career. There will be people who are amazing influences on your life beyond helping you in your career.
I don’t know about you, but the way I start my morning drastically impacts how the rest of my day goes. Wake up feeling behind and facing emergencies right away? I’ll be stressed out all day. Wake up refreshed and feeling in control? I’ll be happy and productive for the rest of the day. If… Read more »
Nobody likes to fail, but it’s only by dizzying leaps of faith that test your skills (and your character) that we can grow as humans. And sometimes? Sometimes we miss the mark. Some risks backfire embarrassingly, while others backfire so spectacularly you might be fooled into thinking you’ll never recover. (But you will!) If you’ve… Read more »
1. Spend an hour a week thinking of new ideas you can implement at your federal workplace without being asked, do them — and present them to your manager. 2. Get in the habit of skimming a lot of publications rather than reading only a few. Clip articles of interest and mail or give them… Read more »
“There’s a line of other people who want your husband,” someone once said to me. “If you want to stay married, keep that in mind.” On the just-ended season of HBO’s Girls (Season 4), Hannah leaves her boyfriend Adam in Manhattan. A fancy job as well, writing words for a magazine that blur eradicate the line between journalism… Read more »
I know some people despise New Years Resolutions, but I’m a huge fan of setting yourself up for the year ahead. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve only had middling success with my resolutions in the past, but over time I’ve noticed a pattern in the ones that have succeeded. It goes something… Read more »