NextGen: Civilian employee in political world

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NextGen: Civilian employee in political world

  1. 1. 1Zelos, http://zelosllc.com. 1800 Diagonal Rd., Suite 600, Alexandria VA 22314 Brought to you by Zelos:
  2. 2. One word for ―career civil servant‖ Zelos, http://zelosllc.com. 1800 Diagonal Rd., Suite 600, Alexandria VA 22314 2
  3. 3. What is within your power to do to change your agency for the better? • ―Be the change you wish to see in the world‖ – Gandhi • Innovate • Do the best job that I can do every day • TAKE ACTION • Believe that students matter and bring value to the agency • Manage up • We need to have more computer and web presence and use in all practices • Cut middle management—level field • Cost savings • Empower lower level employees • Facilitate productive communication • Talk and share with other agencies • Voice the new ideas, make them say no… twice • Remove Fed pay freeze! • Be my best self • Remember to engage citizens—we work for them • Tell management the truth • Lead • Lead by example • Leave and come back in a more senior position?? • Improve responsiveness and quality control • Capitalize on your creativity • Ask ―Why?‖ • Release more data and become more transparent • Death to SILOS!!! • Get rid of Congress • Encourage colleagues Zelos, http://zelosllc.com. 1800 Diagonal Rd., Suite 600, Alexandria VA 22314 3
  4. 4. Top idea for government to be more responsive to customers Themes • Listen better, more, deeper with empathy— then act • Foster an environment of accountability and report results—good and bad • Collaborate and cooperate • Focus on issues, not politics • Technology for people on the go, easier website navigation, and online engagement • Treat customers like the people they are, every time Zelos, http://zelosllc.com. 1800 Diagonal Rd., Suite 600, Alexandria VA 22314 4
  5. 5. How long do you plan to stay in government? • Forever • Life • Until I die • Infinity • Until retirement • For the foreseeable future (stability) • 30-35 years • 10 years • 6 years • 5 years • TBD | ? | Good question • I am looking to get out now Zelos, http://zelosllc.com. 1800 Diagonal Rd., Suite 600, Alexandria VA 22314 5
  6. 6. What else? • You have the power to be a leader no matter where you fall in the totem pole! • If you don’t like something, don’t waste your energy complaining—just make the change!! • Let’s focus on big hairy wicked challenges and develop innovative solutions • How to encourage the current generation of leadership to learn about and be open to these ideas Zelos, http://zelosllc.com. 1800 Diagonal Rd., Suite 600, Alexandria VA 22314 6

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