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“I want to be allowed to fail”

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As a young federal worker, “risk taker” isn’t always a positive trait. Risk means something could fail. If you’re in federal communications like me and have to read the papers each day, failure is what makes the front page. Generally, failure is not an option in government; and because it isn’t an option, neither is workforce innovation ideation and creativity.

5 Ways Managing Up Can Further Your Career

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Everyone will have to start somewhere but what determines the pace and direction of your career will depend on how well you know yourself and how well you manage other people around you. 

Fully Embracing the Modern Workplace

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One year out of college, in late 2007, I began my career as a Federal intern with a decidedly unusual circumstance for downtown Washington, D.C.—a private office, complete with a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking a famous Washington hotel.

Let Young Feds Solve the Government Demographic Crisis

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GovExec recently reported that the IRS sees a looming demographics crisis caused by low recruitment of younger workers coupled with an ever-growing share of its workforce eligible for retirement: 40% by 2018.  As Commissioner Koskinen put it, “…if we don’t have enough young workers in the pipeline, the IRS will have great difficulty developing the next group of leaders it needs 5 or 10 years down the road.”

Millennials and Public Service: A Perfect Match

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According to Gallup, Americans’ average level of confidence in 14 key U.S. institutions is only 32%. Considering public opinion of the federal government, it may seem impossible to convince the next generation to consider a career in public service. After all, who wants to join an organization whose main function seems to be a punching bag?

Millennials Pose New Cybersecurity Threat in Government

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According to a new study by cybersecurity developer Forcepoint, the increase in millennials in the federal workforce poses new cybersecurity risks and challenges for federal IT systems due to the nature of the generation’s relationship with technology.

Six Steps to Work-Life Balance

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No, this is not a discussion about weight loss, exercise or nutritious eating. Though important factors of a healthier and happier life, this conversation is about managing change to foster a relevant balance. 

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