A Personal Interview

I attended a job interview recently. It was my first one for a long time. And it was for a good job. But I am 54 these days, I... Read More »

Preparing for Federal Job Seeking Has Never Been Easier

If you have decided the first or next step in your career should be getting a job in a governmental agency, there are a few things you need to... Read More »

What is Art?

In the movie, Mona Lisa Smile, Julia Roberts plays Katherine Ann Watson, a new faculty member at Wellesley College, teaching a course on the ‘History of Art’.  Sensing a significant... Read More »

4 Ways to Prepare for the Workforce Outside a Degree

Local governments will soon need to replace more than one-third of their employees as Baby Boomers begin to retire en masse over the next decade. Fortunately, as challenging as it might... Read More »

Energizing Leadership Acceleration

To speed up in a frenzied world, one must first stop and rethink. But if you are a CEO or business leader seeking fresh insight on how to fundamentally... Read More »

We Are Government. We Are Different!

I had just finished a leadership seminar with a group of government supervisors and managers. It was a great session with good interaction. I was reviewing the 20 Feedback... Read More »

Every Good Leader Should Practice These Tips

Research conducted by Jago in 1982 identified that good leaders are made and not born.  A person who has the desire and willpower to become a leader can easily... Read More »

Preparing for the Coming Millennial Workforce

The profile of employees are fundamentally changing with assimilation of a new generation into the workforce. Millennials refer to the generation born between 1982 and 1994. They will constitute... Read More »

Information Governance Insights: Binge and Purge

One of the most difficult tasks that every Information Governance program must deal with is getting rid of information assets that have exceeded the retention schedule. This is... Read More »

Rethinking Your Next Job Search

A Job Is Like Transportation

If a personal car is transportation of choice, one vehicle generally does not last forever. I acknowledge there are cars whose owner remains the original... Read More »

Creating Effective Gender Diversity Action Plans

Gender diversity is an important and admirable objective. However, it is not just a women’s issue or one that requires consideration, debates, and discussion. Setting goals is also commendable... Read More »

Fire Your Annual Performance Review

The Ultimate Manager

My English Shepherd, Birdie is the ultimate manager. Now that lawn and garden season has finally arrived, he is always barking at the crack of dawn. “Up... Read More »

Reforming the Future of Education

Back in 2010, the Obama Administration compiled and published a broad-based collection of education initiatives.  Many of these initiatives received substantive media fanfare while other parts of the education... Read More »

Calling Skilled Tradeswomen: Uncle Sam Wants You

Since World War II, the U.S. government has recognized women’s knack for the skilled trades. As Uncle Sam pointed men, and some women, to the battlefields, Rosie the Riveter... Read More »

The New Torches and Pitchforks

We’ve all heard that actions speak louder than words but I don’t think that is an axiom we can decry with a certainty any longer; in part, as a... Read More »

National Safety Month: Stay Safe Out There!

How many businesses and agencies have you visited where the “Days Without Injury” sign reads in the single digits? What about the sign at your organization? This is one... Read More »

You Say Potato, I Say…Leadership

A few months ago, several members of my family attended our local theater to see, The Martian.  While we were thoroughly entertained by the variety of dilemmas, science, humor and suspense,... Read More »

Use Your Voice to Advance Your Career (Pt. 2): The Where and What

In a prior post – Use Your Voice to Advance Your Career, I discussed how powerful your voice can be to advance your career. I discussed how to use your... Read More »