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How Millennials Can Help the Next Generation of Public Servants

It’s a tough time to be a young public servant, but there’s good news too if you look for it. The one constant in the world is change. Millennials are no longer at the bottom of the ladder, so it’s time to start thinking about the young people interested in

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Frequent travels enable me to view the world holistically. It helps with building and establishing long-term relationships that uplifts humanity. Opportunities come to those who knock or kick the door down; and the consciousness to leave it open for others to build upon. It’s one of the ways to ensure

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4 Tips on How to Build Your Networking Skills

Networking is a powerful skill to have but it takes focus and dedication to build a strong network. The foundation lies on the strength of the connection or relationship. When you first meet someone, there are numerous questions you can ask but it’s important to first identify the goal or

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Government Employees – High Quality?

There was plenty of buzz surrounding the Federal government the last month and for many of its employees, it was a tense week of uncertainty.  “Will they or won’t they” was the question everyone watching the press coverage on the Hill wanted to know.  This was of course, in reference to

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Understanding Millennial Culture

Understanding Millennial Culture

It was 8:30 a.m. on a typical Wednesday in Washington, D.C., and the Metro train was packed with people. Everyone was hustling and bustling to get to work. As the train made its stops, I held on to the handles and continued to keep watch of my surroundings. Not soon

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Just Young(ish) Employees, Not Self-Centered Unicorns

Just Young(ish) Employees, Not Self-Centered Unicorns

Imagine the best boss you ever had. Now – think about the worst boss you ever had. What were their approximate ages? A professor once asked our class this very question. After going around the room, the wide range of answers made it clear that age is not what determines

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Change Management in Government Settings: Appreciation Can Help

To say that ‘change is occurring’ in government workplaces is a massive understatement. In fact, the amount and extent of change that is underway is almost too much for people to process. Even though change is a common occurrence in the government sector, it is almost always viewed negatively. No

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Why Healthy Managers Make Better Leaders

Want to be a successful leader? Get moving!  Improve your chances of becoming a millionaire (who doesn’t want that?) because as it turns out, there’s a direct correlation between physical fitness and professional success.  These findings apply to both executives and other employees across the workforce. In fact, studies[1] have shown

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YGL Shares the Love

The desire to serve the public is ultimately what brings many members of the Young Government Leaders (YGL) community into civil service careers. This Valentine’s Day, YGL would like to share the love back to our community by highlighting some of the good deeds witnessed and or participated by our

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