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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 Feb 19, 2020

Proposed White House Budget Includes Incentives for Workforce Skills Enhancement

Proposed White House Budget Includes Incentives for Workforce Skills Enhancement

Among the numerous reforms proposed in the White House’s FY 2021 budget, several were aligned with the key drivers of transformation in the President’s Management Agenda (PMA), which empowered public service workers to use modern technology to support data-driven decision making. The proposed budget includes initiatives to recruit, retain, and reward Federal employees strategically. Let’s […]

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Posted by on Jan 16, 2020

Diversity is Essential for Growth and Opportunity

Diversity is Essential for Growth and Opportunity

On the third Monday of January, we are called on to remember civil rights activist and Baptist minister, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and reflect upon how, in a mere 39 years, his presence changed the world forever. His passion for equality, diversity, and education continues to resonate among us. Even in a divided America, […]

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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 Nov 14, 2019

USDS and OPM’s Game-Changing Hiring Process — Coming Soon to a Federal Agency Near You

USDS and OPM’s Game-Changing Hiring Process — Coming Soon to a Federal Agency Near You

The Federal hiring process causes frustration on many levels. Hiring managers would rather utilize non-competitive tools, such as the direct hiring authority provision than sift through an enormous pile of largely unqualified candidates. Qualified candidates who want to serve the public may never be considered. Teams that are tied to directives and deadlines are unable […]

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