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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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Posted by on Jun 4, 2019

5 Strategies for Effective Prioritization from Eric Papp

5 Strategies for Effective Prioritization from Eric Papp

Last week, many Management Concepts colleagues and Department of Defense (DoD) Financial Managers attended the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) Professional Development Institute (PDI) 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. There was a wealth of information presented through workshops, educational sessions, and mini-courses. There were numerous speakers from DoD and industry who presented useful information, however, one speaker’s message caught our attention – that of Productivity Strategist, Eric Papp.

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