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Posted by on Sep 11, 2019

Eliminating Gaps in Agency Leadership – Part IV: Succession Planning

Eliminating Gaps in Agency Leadership – Part IV: Succession Planning

In the first three parts of this series, we discussed how to identify leadership gaps, address leadership gaps, and close leadership gaps within your organization. Next, we will examine how effective succession planning is essential to prevent mission-critical leadership gaps. Envision your future needs, pinpoint the competencies required to meet them, then identify and prepare […]

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Posted by on Sep 3, 2019

The Secrets of Successful Workforce Planning

The Secrets of Successful Workforce Planning

A significant segment of our workforce is becoming eligible for retirement as birth rates are at an all-time low. Add to that a wave of uncertain budget and economic conditions in our future. This combination presents a very real challenge for public and private industry. Let’s explore the ways we can ensure our success through workforce planning:

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Posted by on Aug 29, 2019

What is the Origin of Labor Day?

What is the Origin of Labor Day?

September 2, 2019, marks the 125th anniversary of Labor Day as a national holiday. This celebration originated with acknowledging the contributions and achievements of American workers associated with labor unions. Today, many people view Labor Day as a day off, time for barbeque picnics, and a parade. For most of us, it marks the end of summer when the swimming pools close, kids go back to school, and let’s not forget the Labor Day sales!

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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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