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Planning-Even the Best Made Plans Sometimes Get Shutdown

This month we have been featuring a series of articles that discuss the value of being strategic in your planning and goal setting processes and the many benefits you’ll reap (as an individual and as an organization) from investing that time and effort. That said, sometimes the best laid plans can’t prevent or predict every…

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Good Goals to Get You There

We’ve been talking about organizational resolutions and how helpful they can be to implement small changes to large effect. By now, we have also all identified our personal New Year’s resolutions. Get healthy, be more connected with our friends, advance at work. We know what we want, but what are we doing to get there?…

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Strategic Planning-It’s Ok to Ask for Help

Everyone’s back from the holiday break, and now it’s that time of the year: take stock of what you have, set goals for where you want your organization to be, and get the ball rolling on making 2018 a successful and productive year! Sounds easy enough, right? Sure, but only if you know how to…

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Setting a Vision for the Year Ahead

Happy New Year, everyone! Back in December, we introduced a list of individual and organizational resolutions to carry us through 2018 and keep us focused on making ourselves a better, more effective company while helping others find ways to mindfully focus on improvement. Now that we’re into the new year, many of us are contemplating…

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2018 Resolutions

The month of December is fraught with difficult decisions and an impending awareness that the New Year is right around the corner. We know it’s supposed to be a time of reflection, but who has a second to do that as we rush between holiday events, shop for the perfect gift, or prepare to travel…

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Mind the Gap: Developing a Strategic Workforce Plan

As your federal agency moves full steam ahead to develop a comprehensive plan to reform and reduce your workforce in response to the latest OMB memorandum, you may be identifying gaps between where you stand today and where your agency is heading in the future. In this installment in our series for how to stay…

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Breaking the Ice: How to Be Strategic Through the Hiring Freeze and Beyond

On January 23, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that placed a hiring freeze on nonmilitary federal workers, and while there are a number of exceptions that will allow some agencies to hire new employees, much of the Federal Government may be unable to hire in the coming months. Even then, the anticipated budgets…

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New Year’s Resolutions – 7 Ways to Increase Productivity

  With 2017 right around the corner, there is no better time to focus on your career goals for the year ahead. Increasing your productivity in the coming year can not only make you more accomplished at work, but it can also make you more motivated in your career. Check out these seven tips to…

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