Learning agility, or flexible learning, can be a true asset to any organization. Learning agile employees provide creative, customer-focused approaches to help foster an engaged and ever-evolving workplace.
There are four types of learning agility: mental; people; change; and results.
Mental agility refers to individuals who are comfortable with complexity, examine problems carefully, and make connections between … Read More »
I’m used to going against the grain. Always have. They guy who managed himself and others in a non-traditional manner was often questioned when it came to this method. Not so much though when it came to results. And, results matter. You make important decisions and recommendations to people every day. You also hire the … Read More »
Being employable is not the same as being employed. Getting the next job is only a step in your lifelong journey of being employable. Becoming and remaining employable involves staying relevant, up-to-date and a good cultural fit. Here are five ways to fire up your employability at any stage of your life:
Develop your self-awareness
Understanding what … Read More »
And there are some players that, while not outright cheating, are self-serving, making it about themselves winning and others losing.
Finding that area where they can cut corners, deliver a little less than expected and get away with it, or deceive the customer by using marketing words like “legendary” and “guarantee” without them really meaning anything.
But … Read More »
I attended a job interview recently. It was my first one for a long time. And it was for a good job. But I am 54 these days, I wear an eyepatch and having been self-employed in a small town for almost 20 years, I believed the odds were well against me. There would probably … Read More »
If you have decided the first or next step in your career should be getting a job in a governmental agency, there are a few things you need to make yourself ready for. The entire job hunting process is different than with private companies and simply navigating the usajobs.gov website may prove difficult. Hopefully, we … Read More »
In the movie, Mona Lisa Smile, Julia Roberts plays Katherine Ann Watson, a new faculty member at Wellesley College, teaching a course on the ‘History of Art’. Sensing a significant energy and tension among the students, Watson arrives one day to present a specific question to the class:
What is Art? And just as importantly, when do … Read More »
Local governments will soon need to replace more than one-third of their employees as Baby Boomers begin to retire en masse over the next decade. Fortunately, as challenging as it might be to gain entry, interest in landing one these jobs after graduation remains as high as ever among Millennial college students.
While this may seem ideal, many of … Read More »
To speed up in a frenzied world, one must first stop and rethink. But if you are a CEO or business leader seeking fresh insight on how to fundamentally change your organization’s leadership equation, the quest can be exhausting. Two things are true about the current state of guidance on how to grow leaders faster:
The … Read More »
I had just finished a leadership seminar with a group of government supervisors and managers. It was a great session with good interaction. I was reviewing the 20 Feedback Sheets and there it was. Among the 8’s, 9’s and 10’s, there was a SIX! What do they mean? How dare they? Who do they think … Read More »