Posts Tagged: Tips

All About Clarity

Performance Management has been part of many workplace discussions for several years now. But many people—managers and employees alike—still don’t understand what it is and how it can help everyone. At its most basic, performance management is all about clarity: clear expectations about both performance and on-the-job conduct or behavior.And while it can take timeRead… Read more »

Use Twitter to Improve Your Next Presentation

Thanks to Twitter, conferences are more social and open. A few years ago, if your audience is looking down at their mobile device, it probably meant that you lost them and they were checking email. These days, audience members clacking on their devices might mean they’re tweeting something meaningful that you said. Tweets from theRead… Read more »

Top Ten Things You Need to Know to Manage Performance

Performance management is all about clarity: clear expectations about both performance and on-the-job conduct or behavior. While it takes time and effort to set up a performance management program, there are some things managers and employees can incorporate into their regular work activities. Here are ten things to know about performance management: Remember that performanceRead… Read more »

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Workplace

On Valentine’s Day most people express their love and appreciation for family and friends. Yet so often those individuals who we spend the majority of our time with, our coworkers and employees, go unrecognized on this “intimate” holiday. My personal belief is that Valentine’s Day also provides an opportunity to express your appreciation, support andRead… Read more »

The Final Tribute to Celebrate Mentoring Month

FREE eBook: 8 Success Factors For Successful Mentoring Learn how to optimize your Mentoring program! A comprehensive study in 2006 by Gartner, a Connecticut-based research firm of over 1,000 workers over a 5 year period, revealed the following benefits of mentoring: 25% of employees who enrolled in a mentoring program had a salary-grade change, whileRead… Read more »

Managing Organizational Change – Valuable Input from Our Clients

Here are the highlights from the First Annual Signature Development Organizational Development Roundtable discussion on Managing Organizational Change. Below you will find the major questions clients asked during the discussion as well as some of the best practices CHENEGA, U.S. Department of Energy and other client organizations are implementing to manage organizational change. Challenges: CreatingRead… Read more »

Five organizing tips for a successful open government unconference

Original appearance on opensource.com. Joining the open source (and CityCamp) movement has been one of the best experiences of my life. I’ve been involved with open source for over a decade, but I never got involved in a community project in any significant way–until I found CityCamp. I haven’t submitted a single line of code,Read… Read more »

Avoid Isolation As A New Leader Tip #1

Avoid Isolation As A New Leader Authored by: Georgie Bishop, President Public Sector Consortium, www.public-sector.org Former Director Workforce Development, US EPA Observe/Inquire/Listen When you first arrive in a new organization stay as open and accessible as you possibly can particularly during the orientation phase (six months minimum). Your primary work as you learn the organization’sRead… Read more »

Phone Tips & Tricks: Don’t TXT, JST DRV.

The Phone Tips & Tricks series is supported by the Sprint Federal Employee Discount Program. To find awesome discounts visit the Sprint Federal Employee Discount resource center today. How many times have we dealt with a similar scenario to this: You are headed into work or on a long trip and the phone goes off.Read… Read more »