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Posted by on May 20, 2020

On this Memorial Day…

On this Memorial Day…

Of all the choices we make in our lives, making the commitment to serve in the military, and risk paying the ultimate sacrifice, is a choice we all should honor. Not only can this work be trying for the individual, but also for their friends and family. It is a choice that should not be […]

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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 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 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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