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Posted by on Mar 19, 2020

Remaining Productive During the Pandemic

Remaining Productive During the Pandemic

It seems every American is impacted by the rapid spread of this novel virus. The White House and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have issued guidance for slowing the spread of COVID-19 but, what can we do to minimize the disruption it has caused? Let’s explore some practical ways we can keep things moving […]

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Posted by on Dec 30, 2019

Most New Year Resolutions Are Terrible. Try This Instead.

Most New Year Resolutions Are Terrible. Try This Instead.

As we approach the end of 2019, you might be shifting your attention to your 2020 New Year’s resolutions. These will be no ordinary resolutions because they will serve as the foundation for the next decade. As you reflect on your aspirations, consider not only your personal goals but also how you can deepen your […]

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Posted by on Dec 23, 2019

Coaching Skill for Everyday Use — Make a Clear Request

Coaching Skill for Everyday Use — Make a Clear Request

Throughout my career as a coach, facilitator, and consultant, I have often found myself asking people to clarify what they are requesting, from whom, and by when. In most cases, these conversations begin with a concern, challenge, or problem. I’ve discovered that shifting the focus from problem to solution is quite powerful. The first step […]

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Posted by on Aug 1, 2019

Leading as a Courageous Follower

Leading as a Courageous Follower

In The Courageous Follower, author Ira Chaleff proclaims that the days of all-powerful leaders and subservient followers are long gone, if they ever existed at all. He makes the case that neither leaders nor followers can reach optimum effectiveness without the other, especially in an environment where technology and information are constantly changing. The following is my interpretation of how Chaleff’s Dimensions of Courageous Followership can be embodied in the workplace by exhibiting the courage to:

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Posted by on Jun 26, 2019

Identifying and Addressing Skill Gaps: Innovative Federal Practices

Identifying and Addressing Skill Gaps: Innovative Federal Practices

It was an insightful Tuesday morning at the National Academy of Public Administration on June 25, 2019. A panel of four senior leaders in Federal workforce development came together to present their perspectives on “Identifying and Addressing Skill Gaps: Innovative Federal Practices”. Their presentations helped us understand the challenges they are currently facing and learn […]

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Posted by on Jun 18, 2019

3 Challenges to Modernizing Federal Government IT

3 Challenges to Modernizing Federal Government IT

Unlocking untapped potential within Federal data will help grow the economy, increase efficiency in government, and better address complex problems using data-driving approaches. To stay competitive globally, it is imperative that we make data more usable and accessible.” Suzette Kent, Federal chief information officer.

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