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Posted by on Apr 23, 2019

HR in the Federal Government: A Changing Landscape Part II:  Is Technology the Answer? (Hint: YES!)

HR in the Federal Government: A Changing Landscape Part II: Is Technology the Answer? (Hint: YES!)

The President’s Management Agenda (PMA), released to the public in March 2018, runs the gamut in terms of requirements and recommendations for agencies and departments within the Federal Government. A recurring theme in the document? Technology must be leveraged to modernize, create efficiencies, and get the job done better, faster, and smarter, including managing and improving quality customer service in agencies and HR departments.

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Posted by on Apr 17, 2019

Eight Ways to Manage Up in the Federal Government

Eight Ways to Manage Up in the Federal Government

Simply stated, “managing up” refers to doing whatever you can to make your boss’ job easier by essentially managing your manager. Managing up means navigating the complexities of both you and your supervisor’s personality to ultimately achieve the goals of the organization. Perhaps most importantly, managing up is a way for you to get a leg up on the competition.

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Posted by on Apr 4, 2019

Management & Leadership Coaching in the Federal Government

Management & Leadership Coaching in the Federal Government

When you hear the word “coach,” what’s the first image that pops into your head? For many, it’s a throwback to high school sports, where a coach doesn’t just help you win games — a coach helps you grow as an athlete. For others, it could be someone else, like a professor in college, a musical director, a military officer, a boss, even a family member. A coach is anyone who provides guidance, fosters your growth, and helps you to succeed in your role.

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Posted by on Apr 2, 2019

The Leader’s Role in Workforce Agility Part I: Building Your Muscle for Change

The Leader’s Role in Workforce Agility Part I: Building Your Muscle for Change

An agile workforce considers people as the differentiator, not technology. When you hear a term like “agile” tossed around so often, it starts to become an abstract concept that is hard to wrap your brain around. In our quest to define terms like agile, we overcomplicate the essence of what it really means. I like to make the complicated, simple. Agile means to be able to adapt and change. How’s that for simplicity? Okay, so maybe workforce agility is a little more complex than just adapting and changing.

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