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Professional Profiling

October 1, 2012 At some point in their education, most students are required to take the Myers-Briggs test, a psychological questionnaire designed to pinpoint personality types. The idea is to help teachers and counselors identify learning styles and possible career paths for their charges. Managers would be wise to embrace the idea that...

Tips on Talking to Your Employees

September 19, 2012 Being the boss is a double-edged sword. Immense pressure can come from knowing that you are responsible for harnessing your staff’s talents to produce results that will make your higher-ups happy. Conversely, you are armed with the knowledge that those below you want very much to make you happy. Your...

Taking Advantage of Twitter

September 12, 2012 Twitter is quite possibly the most intimidating and risky form of social media for federal managers. The idea of sharing work-related comments with a broad audience in an off-the-cuff manner seems incompatible with the training that senior feds rely on to be successful in their jobs. But Twitter, when used...

Tapping Twitter

September 1, 2012 Twitter is quite possibly the most intimidating and risky form of social media for federal managers. The idea of sharing work-related comments with a broad audience in an off-the-cuff manner seems incompatible with the training that senior feds rely on to be successful in their jobs. But Twitter, when used...

How to Manage Remotely

August 15, 2012 Much has been written about getting managers on board with telework. They often are advised on how to handle requests to work from home, supervise employees who aren’t in the office and engage teleworkers with the rest of their team. But what if it is the manager who wants to...

How to Ace Post-Award Contract Reviews

August 1, 2012 Contracting officers oversee many moving parts in the complex procurement process. But perhaps no other element of contracting strikes fear into their hearts more than the debriefing. For most procurement awards, contractors that were not selected can request to receive information on why they did not win, either in letter...

The Post-Game Review

August 1, 2012 Contracting officers oversee many moving parts in the complex procurement process. But perhaps no other element of contracting strikes fear into their hearts more than the debriefing. For most procurement awards, contractors that were not selected can request to receive information on why they did not win, either in letter...

Keeping Projects On Track

July 25, 2012 Managing a major project can be overwhelming at times, and it's hard to know what to do when one well-thought out part of the plan comes crashing down. Keeping the project’s momentum going while recovering from that initial mistake takes tremendous composure and focus. Almost every major project will face...

Mix and Match

July 11, 2012 One time-tested ingredient of success is the colleague who can teach you almost everything you need to know—a mentor. Mentoring usually involves a seasoned employee or manager working one-on-one with a junior employee. But this style of dispensing guidance in the workplace may not be the most effective. Another method—group...

Mix and Match

July 1, 2012 One time-tested ingredient of success is the colleague who can teach you almost everything you need to know—a mentor. Mentoring usually involves a seasoned employee or manager working one-on-one with a junior employee. But this style of dispensing guidance in the workplace may not be the most effective. Another method—group...

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