Posts from the FE Community

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Chris Baker

Proactive vs. Reactive

Don’t wait for a line-of-duty death to occur to institute change that may prevent it from occurring in the first place, says Nick Salameh.

John Lightly

Three (Terrible) Reasons to Avoid Change

Make this next year one of tradition enhanced by progress, writes John Lightly.

Chris Langlois

The Illusion of the Broken System

It may not be that you have a dysfunctional culture. Chris Langlois argues that your agency’s culture is exactly what you make of it.

Alexis Shady

I Am the Problem

Your goal should be to set yourself apart by your work ethic, not your gender, writes Alexis Shady.

Chris Baker

The Value of Mentorship

Everyone can positively benefit from having a mentor, writes Chris Baker.

Nicholas Christensen

Preparing for Promotion: The Interview

Nicholas Christensen offers an overview of what you can expect when the time comes for submitting for promotion.