How to Leverage Conflict for Amazing Results

Conflict is like electricity. It has a lot of potential energy. We use electricity to power our appliances and cell phones. Electricity is very dangerous as well. Anyone who’s... Read More »

How Healthy Is Your Leadership System?

In recent weeks, we have all been informed about the physical, mental and emotional health of the candidates for President of the United States, because we need to know... Read More »

The Oft-Overlooked Secret to Success

In his book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Robert Cialdini lists six principles of ethical persuasion. The first principle he discusses is reciprocity. “The reciprocity rule says that we... Read More »

Pre-Interview Assessments Can Decrease Discrimination

Every company wants to minimize its exposure to litigation and discrimination which has become a hot button issue as employment discrimination claims continue to rise. The good news is... Read More »

Understanding the ROTC Program to Help Propel Your Career

What is ROTC?

You may have heard of the acronym ROTC before but perhaps you are not familiar with what it stands for nor its purpose.  The acronym ROTC is... Read More »

Plan for a Career After Policing – 5 Things You Can Do

This is for cops who want a second career. After 26 years of police work, 11 years in a second career, and five years of retirement, I get the... Read More »

The Juggler as Leader

As a small child, I was impressed by those who could effortlessly toss several objects into the air and continue their co-existent flight for elongated periods of time.  I marveled... Read More »

Change Isn’t Easy

Let’s change something! How fun! (Sarcasm font.)

How do you react to change? Many people don’t like it. They don’t welcome it, at least not at the start.

I’ve had to... Read More »

How to Engage with an Introverted Co-Worker

Sometimes it’s like working with Eeyore–well, maybe more cheerful than that, but still reserved.

You try your best to engage with that introverted coworker. You encourage her to participate in... Read More »

Building a Team or Team Building; there’s a Difference?

In the early days of my career I had many mentors, some formal and some informal.  One thing was for certain: I learned a little something from everybody regarding... Read More »

11 Strategies for Building Your Self-Confidence

Employers want to hire self-confident people because they are likeable and believable, and an indicator of how they might be in the role and in their organization. Employers ask... Read More »

Dress for Success in Your Government Career

The creation of a viable professional image is more complex than we might imagine. When we consider our professional image and how others view us, we assess the differences... Read More »

Managing Your Brand When Work Isn’t the Right Fit

Congratulations. After weeks, or months, of job hunting, not only did you locate your “dream job” but they liked you and hired you. You’re excited to start contributing to... Read More »

My Perspective on the Fundamentals of Non-Discrimination Policies

I recently gave an interview about the need for non-discrimination policies in the workplace. The questions reminded me of why we need to protect our workers in both the... Read More »

Workplace Etiquette and Manners

From the little I have been able to piece together, workplace etiquette and manners are held as a priori – especially when it comes to analyzing situations with our... Read More »

Advice to Advance Your Career in Government

This is the first article of a five-part series on how to maximize your career in government.  Whether you are looking for a promotion or a new job assignment... Read More »

Information Governance Insights: Ch-ch-ch-Changes!

We’ve talked a lot about the mechanics of implementing an Information Governance program in your organization. When you are implementing a new program, regardless of what it is, your... Read More »

LIFE – A Simple Complexity

I am quite enjoying being in my fifties. The stage of your life when all of the elements, if not quite come together, get as close are they are... Read More »