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Posted by on Aug 5, 2020

The Responsibility-Authority Dilemma — and the Cure

The Responsibility-Authority Dilemma — and the Cure

For decades, project managers have lamented that they have “all this responsibility and no authority.” The tragedy is that they do have authority, but not the type that they would like. Project managers would love to be able to put themselves at the top of the organization chart. The glory. The clout. The ability to […]

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Posted by on Jun 11, 2020

Tips and Tricks for Staying Up-to-Date Efficiently

Tips and Tricks for Staying Up-to-Date Efficiently

Between day-to-day challenges, legislative developments, planning for programs and projects, there is a continuous need for federal employees to stay up to date on laws, directives, guidance, and best practices. How can you be sure that you have the knowledge you need? The first step is to identify potential resources, then evaluate their value, organize […]

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Posted by on May 13, 2020

Managing Beyond Generational Differences

Managing Beyond Generational Differences

How big of a role does generation play in your workplace environment? As many of the most experienced federal employees near retirement age, younger people are entering public service. And, while there are many differences between us, how much of what we think we know is true? We are bombarded with stereotypical messages about generations, […]

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Posted by on Apr 22, 2020

Living with Uncertainty

Living with Uncertainty

Managing a job, home, and family can be a challenge. But when life gets turned upside down, it’s not uncommon for everyday frustrations to become serious points of friction. When we deal with one issue after another, our ability to tolerate frustration diminishes, and the likelihood that we experience miscommunication and conflict increases. During this […]

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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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