Learning From Mistakes Can Catapult Your Career

Ray Dalio is the founder of Bridgewater Associates, one of the largest hedge funds in the world. He has been considered one of the most influential people in the world by various lists, and, with a net worth of $15.2 billion in October 2014, he is the 30th richest person in America. By any ... Read & React

What is a Stakeholder? 6 Things You Should Know

by Alan Pentz Partner, Corner Alliance

The word stakeholder is used to mean many different things in government, the nonprofit sector and in business. It’s a broad and confusing term that takes in everyone who has any interest in what an organization does. They have a “stake” or interest in the decisions and fate of your organization. ... Read & React

Building Inclusive Diversity: More Than Numbers

by Katherine Archuleta Director of the Office of Personnel Management

My passion for building a federal workforce that looks like the America we serve is not just about numbers. It is about the American people benefiting from the talent, the wisdom, the experience, and the insights of people from every community in this great country. We need that diversity at every ... Read & React

You Are Almost Certainly Starting Salary Negotiations Wrong

Asking for a raise is one of the most fraught parts of a working life, a process maniacally Googled and agonized over with friends. Advice is often conflicting. Don’t give your number first, or always do. Start with a number you don’t really expect to get, or ask for nothing at all. A frequent ... Read & React

​Five Ways to Avoid GAO’s High-Risk List

In February, the Government Accountability Office welcomed the incoming Congress with its 2015 high-risk list of poor performing federal programs—an unlimited gift card for some, a messy glitter bomb for others. I read the report. Well, OK, I skimmed it and focused on the sections of most interest. ... Read & React

The Steps to Happiness: One Less, One More

by Scott Eblin Executive Coach

We’ve all heard the phrase less is more. Perhaps it’s also true that more is less. I think that’s where Robbie Vorhaus is coming from with his recent book, One Less. One More. Follow Your Heart. Be Happy. Change Slowly. Vorhaus is a well respected crisis expert and communications strategist with ... Read & React

How to Manage Up Without Ever Leaving Your Cubicle

by Harry Kraemer Professor, Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management

Contrary to what many people think, leadership has nothing to do with titles and organizational charts. In fact, someone in a cubicle with no direct reports can still be a leader for one simple reason: Leadership is about being able to influence others. “Leading up” (or “managing up”) allows anyone ... Read & React

People Who Use Firefox or Chrome Are Better Employees

by Joe Pinsker

There was a time when the browser you used was nothing more than a matter of taste or subtle self-expression. Safari was for Apple purists, Chrome for the fleet of foot, Firefox for the universally compatible, and Internet Explorer for the masochistic. But in the end, they all ended up doing more ... Read & React

The Casual Workplace is Making Sexual Harassment Harder to Identify

A lewd text in the middle of the night, disturbing comments made in the waning hours of some work event, offhand jokes about sexual escapades in company-wide emails—decades after the Mad Men era of patriarchal office etiquette, data suggests our more casual workplace may be making it difficult for ... Read & React

How to Turn Government Debt into an Asset

Debt has long been a persistent reality for state, local and federal government agencies. Uncollected U.S. outstanding receivables now stand at an estimated $200 billion, and a significant portion of these accounts are as old as 12 years. In the meantime, budget gaps continue to expand by the ... Read & React