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Posted by on Aug 22, 2019

Mentoring is Essential for  Career Growth

Mentoring is Essential for Career Growth

Over the past ten years, I have facilitated more than 50 speed mentor pairing sessions for government and nonprofit organizations. I’m always amazed at the way these short interactions often lead to lasting connections that contribute to tremendous growth opportunities for participating mentors and mentees.

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Posted by on Aug 9, 2019

Eliminating Gaps in Agency Leadership – Part III: Within Your Organization

Eliminating Gaps in Agency Leadership – Part III: Within Your Organization

Although leaders may be quite effective in their current roles, they may not be well equipped to handle changes that occur due to new requirements. As each Administration introduces initiatives, there is a need to identify and address gaps between current skills and knowledge and future leadership requirements. In the first part of this series on leadership gaps, we discussed the process of identifying and assessing leadership gaps. In the second part, we dove into the process of identifying and addressing your leadership gaps. Now, in part three, we will explore ways to close leadership gaps within your organization.

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Posted by on Jul 18, 2019

5 Tips for Avoiding Prohibited Professional Practices

5 Tips for Avoiding Prohibited Professional Practices

In the private sector, we see companies soar or plummet after a crucial management decision becomes known. Their mere survival is closely tied to the public perception of difficult choices. For the Federal Government, the stakes are even higher because American taxpayers finance their work. Each agency or organization has a specific purpose. If any of them fail to succeed, we all lose. Here are a few tips to help you avoid HR compliance missteps.

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Posted by on Jul 9, 2019

Eliminating Gaps in Agency Leadership – Part II: Introspection

Eliminating Gaps in Agency Leadership – Part II: Introspection

In part I of this series, we talked about how to identify the skills required to fulfill your agency’s mission, determine to what extent these qualities exist among your leaders, and define the difference between the two in preparation for addressing leadership gaps. And most likely, as you reviewed the competencies that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) considers essential, you may have recognized that you, as a leader, or prospective leader, can improve in certain areas. In this part, we will look at ways to identify and address your own strengths and weaknesses related to leadership.

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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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