KSAs: The Walking Dead of Federal Hiring

Posted on October 10th, by Camille Roberts in education/training. No Comments

Recently, I was working with a client whose job announcement included four Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) in the qualification requirements. As I began to discuss with him the best approach, he quickly informed me that “we don’t have to write KSAs anymore.” I told him that this is only partially true. As of 2010, … Read More »

What Kind of Leader Are You?

Posted on October 10th, by Karen Kimsey-House in on the job. No Comments

When you think of leadership, what images spring to mind?

Perhaps it is the bold visionary standing alone at the helm of the organization brimming with charisma. Or perhaps it is more dictatorial, the boss barking out unquestionable orders subordinates as they scurry about. In either case, this form of leadership is one-dimensional, and in today’s … Read More »

Bad Behavior: Don’t Tolerate It

Posted on October 9th, by Chris Edmonds in on the job. No Comments

Do leaders in your organization tolerate bad behavior from others leaders or individual contributors?

Bad behavior may happen for thousands of reasons, in all kinds of organizations across the globe.

Bad behavior may happen because people want power and control at work. They respond aggressively when their power is threatened.

Bad behavior may happen because of individual’s social … Read More »

Life, Simply the Best!

Posted on October 9th, by Liam Ryan in education/training. No Comments

I was in Amsterdam last week and I took the obligatory stroll through its world famous red light district. I was surprised at what my reaction was.  I thought it was all a bit sad.

Girls with fake smiles giving false portrayals of their real selves. Men who were

blivious to what the genuine delights of that … Read More »