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SUCCESS RULE #35 Learn To Let It Go

You can be bitter or you can be better. As a follower of the Rules and Tools, I want you to choose to be better. During the course of your success, you will undoubtedly come across those who don’t know the rules. Perhaps it’s that difficult person, or someone who will intentionally lie or cross… Read more »

Understanding Your Income Tax Return

Our Schools Need to Teach This Stuff. As Americans tackle the annual tax-filing ritual, millions will panic. It’s confusing. Many don’t understand it. Some are afraid of it. Relax. Just slow down and read the forms, one line at a time. It’s easier than you think. As adults, we are all responsible for managing our… Read more »

Understanding Your Income Tax Return

Our Schools Need to Teach This Stuff. As Americans tackle the annual tax-filing ritual, millions will panic. It’s confusing. Many don’t understand it. Some are afraid of it. Relax. Just slow down and read the forms, one line at a time. It’s easier than you think. As adults, we are all responsible for managing our… Read more »

Impeachment: Myths, Facts, and History

More Empty Impeachment Threats from the GOP Right-wingers trembled with glee when Sen. James Inhofe said that President Obama might be impeached for events in Benghazi. Few rank-and-file Americans understand impeachment or the odds of it happening. It does not mean that the president is fired. Right-wingers trembled with glee when Sen. James Inhofe said… Read more »

Is Government the Best Place to Work? – Maybe Not

All year we’ve been talking about how low employee morale is plaguing agencies. Pay freezes, budget cuts and the partisan debate over the value of feds’ work has led to a steady decline in employee morale and an ebbing commitment. In fact, the Partnership for Public Service’s annual Best Places to Work survey saw employee… Read more »

Do you like where you work?

Do you like where you work? It seems like a simple question on the surface, but for agencies who are fighting for personnel, budgets and morale the question is gigantic. So every year the Office of Personnel Management goes out to agencies and asks that question. In the past few months OPM has asked 1.6… Read more »

Applying to be a PMF? We’ve got the inside track to get you ahead

November 5th. That’s the day would-be Presidential Management Fellows can begin their applications for the prestigious program. The highly competitive and very thorough application process is incredibly hard to successfully navigate. But we here at GovLoop are here to help. Our team in partnership with the Robertson Foundation for Government, have designed an interactive guide,… Read more »

Mapping a Customer’s Journey: An Exercise to Benefit Any Business Selling to Government

As the D.C. business community is dealing with many challenges these days, it is always good to keep all of your customer service capabilities as sharp as possible. With fewer dollars to chase, the competition is getting very stiff and contractors need to embrace new ideas for keeping government customers happy. I recently had the… Read more »

Incumbent Contractors: Never Assume Success When Re-Competing

here was a time when incumbent contractors had the luxury of assuming they would win a re-compete. This mindset was often founded upon the organic, year-over-year growth that had become common over the past 10 years. Unfortunately, contractors no longer have the luxury of basing their business development strategies on assumptions. Just because a government… Read more »

GAO Report Signals Opportunity for Contractors in Agile Software Development

Applying agile software development methods to IT projects has been a hot topic as of late at the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The agency recently unveiled a report highlighting its 32 tips for applying agile development to help improve how the federal government will develop and implement IT infrastructure projects. Specifically, these tips focus on… Read more »