Dealing with People Who Drive You Crazy

Chris King

A study at the Carnegie Foundation indicated that 15% of financial and career success can be attributed to technical competence, while 85% is due to good interpersonal skills. It is more than probable that just about every employee is profoundly competent and what he/she is doing for the organization. I am focused on the 85%…the human capital aspect of success. … Read More

Not Enough Time, Too Much Technology, and No Real Relationships

Chris King

Have we thought much about time in the digital age? What about its impact on relationships? How about technology? Does tweeting, facebook, etc equate to face-to-face exchange? What about when you combine all three? Do they sum up to engagement? This session discusses the complex interplay of these dynamics on human behavior, trust, and compassion with practical tips on how … Read More

Webinar: Good Leadership, Great Government – Ideas & Strategies for Federal Leaders

Chris King

In order for agencies to ensure progress and reach evolving mission goals, professional development among leadership is imperative. The benefits of sustained leadership development are numerous, including improved job performance, increased employee engagement and enhanced workforce skills, to name a few. The Department of the Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of Currency’s innovative Continuous Leadership eXperience (CLX) program enables agency … Read More

Brand You – For the Leader in You!

Chris King

Everyone wants a promotion sooner or later in their career. Lots of federal employees have become “content” on the job and really reduced themselves down to just the status quo. Why is it that some employees climb the ladder of success much faster than others? It’s not just about your resume or how well you interview anymore. Branding plays a … Read More

Webinar: Don’t Get Left Behind

Chris King

Whether you work in the public sector, private sector, academia, or are an entrepreneur, you have to be at the top of your game to be successful! In order to be a trusted advisor and recognized as an expert in your field, you have to continuously grow. You are only as good as your knowledge and skills. Take charge of … Read More

Connecting Strengths to Concrete Career Development

Chris King

Using assessment tools to explore innovative ways to focus an employee on their career path, plan for developmental strategies, focus their job search on a position/industry, and to use strengths for various career documents, along with a larger discussion on how to get management buy-in to the introduction and adoption of team assessment tools in an agency.

DEADLINE: TOC Annual Institute Concurrent Session Proposals

Chris King

Do you have experience and expertise that could benefit your colleagues? Why not share them with your peers as a presenter at TOC’s Annual Institute? We invite you to share with the TOC community your experiences, tools, skills, and insights on relevant topics in training and human capital in the federal government.

Webinar: Share your Secret Sauce By Submitting Successful Speaking Proposals

Chris King

Remember that last time you had a great feeling at the end of a project? Do you have a great story to tell about overcoming the odds to deliver a course? Do you have some secret sauce that will help others be successful? There is someone, somewhere who can benefit from your experience and insights. Conferences and webinars are the … Read More

The State of the Congress and Political Impacts on the Federal Workforce in 2019 and Beyond

Chris King

With the swirl of headlines and the churn among senior political appointees across all Departments and Agencies, Government employees find it sometimes difficult to remain focused on accomplishing their work and striving towards achieving their agency’s mission.  Federal employees must remain apolitical at work, but certainly the changing political landscape can impact them in their day to day.