A Very Special Flock

Many years ago, my wife and I moved into a new community.  On the very day we were unloading our household items our new neighbors came over to introduce themselves.  Our... Read More »

5 Ways to Leverage Your Pain, Disappointments and Heartbreaks

What if you viewed:Pain as fuel Hurt as something to look forward to Disappointments as your servant

How would that change your outlook on life? On your relationships? On your business? In... Read More »

Win the Interview: How to Ace the 6-second Resume Test

We hear it all the time: the average recruiter spends six seconds scanning your resume. That’s right, six seconds decides your future.

So how to you pass this test? How... Read More »

An Authentic Culture Creates Strong Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a difficult code to crack. Many employers are unsure of exactly how to boost it and what works. However, one thing that we all can agree... Read More »

Envy and the Call to Humility

Employee motivation comes in multiple forms. Some are motivated by recognition and the pursuit of job titles while others are content maintaining the status quo. Some stereotypes of government... Read More »

5 Essential Practices for Public Sector Managers

2017 was declared “the year of the middle manager” by The Workforce Institute’s Top Workplace Trends for 2017 report. What does this mean for you?

It means that in the... Read More »

Football and Faith

Careers in Government likes when this article has a link to the month in which it is published. Valentine’s Day was suggested as a possible thread with which to... Read More »

Internships While on Active Duty: Yes, It’s Possible!

By Rachel Dhaliwal Contributor, Career Coach

If you’re like most service members, chances are you’ve assumed that you can’t have an internship while on active duty. A logical assumption, to be... Read More »

Is Conventional Productivity Wisdom Truly Wise?

“Don’t check your email first thing in the morning.”

“Only check email at set times during the day.”

“Make appointments for important tasks.”

There’s no shortage of productivity advice out there between... Read More »

Your Career: What is the Return on Inertia?

Talk with any company owner of any size and they will say that their business can’t grow unless they invest at some point. Successful businesses know when to invest,... Read More »

How to Get a Job as a Local Government Lawyer

It may come as a surprise that the government isn’t always the first pick of employment for J.D. graduates. Most prefer the more competitive option: private law firms. This... Read More »

How Well Do You Know the People That Work for You?

In her book “Dare to Serve” my good friend Cheryl Bachelder, CEO of Popeyes Chicken asks:

“How well do you know the people that work for you?”

Cheryl then asks:

“Do you know the three... Read More »

What Are the Top Skills Employers Look for in a Candidate?

There are a number of vital skills employers looking for when considering candidates to hire.  Whether you earn your college degree online or in a classroom setting, it is... Read More »

Mirroring Margaret’s Management Mojo

It’s safe to say that Margaret is one of the finest managers I’ve ever met. She’s a rare combination of great insight, intelligence, forward thought, deep caring, tremendous leadership,... Read More »

The Word is Culture

Back in January 2015, Merriam-Webster selected “culture” as their word of the year for 2014.  Our of more than 100 million queries on their website each month and a... Read More »

Improve Results by Replacing Accountability with Capability

Every day, many times across America;

A six-year old sits in the corner in “Time Out” for a specific length of time for performance or behavior problems. A 15-year old is... Read More »

Information Governance Insights: Who’s The Boss

Every organization I’ve ever dealt with has always grappled with the issue of what to do with the Records Management group. The trend hasn’t gotten any easier with the... Read More »

5 Tips to Prepare for a US Government Security Clearance


Many highly rewarding careers require a security clearance. While the process can be daunting, advance preparation will ensure that you are ready when the time comes.

The Association of Professional... Read More »