No matter what age, education level or tenure on a job; everyone should be considered an All-Star employee. Sometimes upper management does not make everyone feel equally important. But, you as a person must feel like your knowledge, work ethics and education can contribute to the team.
What type of All-Star Player are you?
- Rookie of the Year: new kid on the block, works hard and brings that wow factor to the team.
- Most Valuable Player (MVP): outstanding employee, enjoys making things happen and he or she is a team player.
- Defensive Player of the Year: employee is not scared to take one for the team and willing to protect the team’s reputation.
- Offensive Player of the Year: employee usually is positive and always wants to see the team win.
One can cannot reach their full potential for their dreams or within the workplace if they just exist. Some people come to work everyday and they just exist; they contribute very little to the team. I hope everyone continues to practice hard in the game of life and within the workplace so they can be the very best they can be.
Make some slam dunks for your dreams and your career; go hard or go home. Kanika Tolver
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Looking back on my childhood, I was so blessed. I had a strong mother and grandmother who taught me to LOVE GOD. The importance of education was something that my mother stressed over and over again. My mother taught me to be humble, but don’t take the back seat to no one.
I worked hard in school and within my career, but (2) things I had to learn on my own was:
1. The art of being myself.
2. The art of being a fearless dreamer.
After, seeing the new Tyler Perry movie “Good Deeds”. Some parents view success in material things, job titles and education levels.
What is one thing you wished your parents would have taught you?
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Happy President’s Day!
Some people believe that the American dream is to make a lot of money, buy a nice house and have a good paying job. But, there are so many Americans that have a lot of money, a nice house and a good paying job and they are still unhappy. I wonder why, some Americans are unhappy. Maybe they are not living a purpose driven life.
Money (the dead presidents in your pocket) should not represent you. Money should enhance your lifestyle, but it should not define it.
I have been blessed to have a good job, a home and a few coins in the bank, but I insist on those things not defining the core of who I am as a person in this world.
5 Things that represent me:
1. My faith in GOD.
2. My love for myself.
3. My love for merging my passion with my purpose.
4. My love for my family.
5. My love for helping people.
Don’t allow a dead president on a dollar bill to represent you; define yourself through your purpose in life. – Kanika Tolver
Do dead presidents (money) represent you? What represents you?
It would be inevitable to have Social Media Week in DC and not have a hosted event to showcase the exciting technologies and social media initiatives in the federal government. The federal government is a major piece of the culture in Washington, DC. The city of DC is full of historical museums, monuments, and federal government buildings.
The DigitialGov Social Media Open House took place February 16, 2012 at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and was hosted by Amanda Eamich, Director of Web Communications, USDA and Lovisa Williams, Deputy Director for the Office of Innovative Engagement, U.S. Dept. of State.
The USDA headquarters building is located on Independence Ave. in DC. The word “independence” is a great way to describe the social media open house. It was great to see federal government departments utilizing their “Declaration of Independence” of showcasing their use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, internal web applications and mobile applications.
Each federal department developed a social media strategy, which was aligned with their departments’ mission. Community engagement seemed to be very important to each government agency.
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
GAO produces 1 to 10 reports a day for the general public and social media assists with marketing those daily reports. The GAO website receives 2,000 to 3,000 visitors a week through the use of social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook. GAO plans to deploy their iPad and iPhone app next week via iTunes.
U.S. Department of State
The U.S. Department of State has one of the most innovative social media outlets in the federal government. The Office of Innovative Engagement at the Dept. of State has a social media hub that provides guidance on social media best practices and social media tool selection. Currently, the Dept. of State is building Apps@State to engage and empower citizens across the world. The Dept. of State is very close to having 240,000 followers on Twitter, that is remarkable. Not to mention, the Dept. of State was one of the first federal government departments to adopt Google+ and Ning (a social media network platform).
U.S. Department of Education
Yammer is a free application that can be accessed via apps.gov offered by General Services Administration (GSA). Yammer is much like Facebook, but it allows the employees of the Department of Education to connect, collaborate and communicate with each other. This internal application has improved communication, morale and productivity.
GovLoop.com is a social network for the government and during Social Media week, GovLoop launched their new iPhone and iPad app. Please download the free app on iTunes.
Declaration of Independence: Social media will continue to evolve in the federal government and it will continue to promote transparency, collaboration and communication.
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