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Posted by on May 4, 2020

What Does It Mean to Be A Public Service Worker?

What Does It Mean to Be A Public Service Worker?

For one week each year, the nation takes time to focus on the dedication, commitment, and sacrifice of federal, state, county, and local government employees. Here at Management Concepts, many of our instructors and staff have had experience as public service workers. Phil Davidson, one of our dedicated senior instructors, was glad to share his perspective […]

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Posted by on Apr 29, 2020

Leading Through Change and Uncertainty

Leading Through Change and Uncertainty

People crave stability, certainty, and balance in their lives. When that is taken away, it can fuel anxiety, frustration, even anger—all emotional states that spike our stress levels. When we experience prolonged periods of heightened stress, it takes a significant toll on our ability to function mentally, emotionally, and physically. And, in the midst of […]

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Posted by on Apr 15, 2020

The Perfect Pairing — Professional Skills and Public Service

The Perfect Pairing — Professional Skills and Public Service

Why do people choose to work in the public sector? Instead of chasing profits, the work of public service impacts every American. Think about it. Our food, housing, education, healthcare, natural resources, manufacturing, and national security are all defined and regulated by the federal government to some extent. Many pursue a public service career because […]

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Posted by on Apr 8, 2020

Communication Tools for Federal Teleworkers

Communication Tools for Federal Teleworkers

Are you still trying to figure out team dynamics in relation to teleworking? If so, you certainly are not alone. To capture the best talent these days, you are at a great advantage if you can be flexible about location. Most federal agencies are allowing workers to telework at least part of the time. One […]

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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 Mar 5, 2020

The Bearer of Bad News in Project and Program Management and Beyond

The Bearer of Bad News in Project and Program Management and Beyond

According to the PMI 2020 Pulse of the Profession, the focus in the field of project and program management is leaders — leaders who can pivot quickly when their plan isn’t working, who understand how to apply emerging technologies, and who have exceptional interpersonal skills to communicate and motivate their teams effectively. All three of […]

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