The benefits of taking a more structured approach to networking
While it can be difficult to assess the roles professional connections play, taking the time to assess your networks can lead to more meaningful connections. Learn three principles that can help you turn these powerful connections into new mentors, careers and more.
Cybersecurity careers and awareness in federal government: Q&A with a cyber professional
This National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we spoke with Austin Cusak of CISA to learn more about federal careers in cybersecurity. Watch highlights from the interview.
Careers in cybersecurity: Not just for hackers
Michelle Rosa, president of Young Government Leaders, explores why now is the perfect time for job seekers to find a position in cybersecurity. Rosa also goes into detail about what it means to work in cybersecurity and the many pathways individuals can take to launch a career in the field.
The value of our leadership development programs: Perspectives from a two-time participant
Read this Q&A with Lawrence Chambers, a graduate of our Leadership Excellence for Acquisition Professionals and a current participant in the Excellence in Government Fellows program, to see how these programs have helped him develop his leadership skills.
Public Service Leadership Model: Quick links resource guide
Becoming a stronger leader can seem like a daunting task. While it takes hard work and dedication, it’s helpful to break down that ultimate goal into small, daily tasks. Learn how to use our Public Service Leadership Model and this list of resources to make becoming a better leader more manageable.
House appropriations bill could help federal job seekers and enhance data
On June 26, the House passed the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill, which included language to improve federal hiring and data transparency. By drawing attention to the barriers that affect our government’s ability to hire the best employees, the language in the House bill emphasizes the idea that good government starts with good people. Read this post to find out exactly how this language will improve the federal workforce.
Our top four Sammies People’s Choice finalists
We are excited to announce our top four 2019 Sammies People’s Choice finalists. Read more about each of the finalists here and decide which one deserves your vote.
Your employees probably don’t realize what you have done to engage them
Most of the time, agency leaders listen to and act on the feedback provided in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey—but the workforce doesn’t know it. The disconnect between what employees say in the survey and what the leaders do in response can drive a wedge between the workforce and agency leadership. To bridge that divide requires a change in communication.
Unexpected lessons in leadership
Lessons in leadership do not always come from colleagues, supervisors or even from people working in the same field as you. This was the case for David Levy, vice president of federal government at Amazon Web Services. Speaking at the March Excellence in Government Fellows program graduation ceremony, Levy shared the unexpected leadership advice he received from two doctors he has known.