5 Ways to Encourage Your Team Toward Success

Twenty-eight eyes looked at me skeptically. They were convinced the task I had outlined for their strategy session was beyond their reach. “Just too hard,” they explained. “I’m not... Read More »


New Opportunities and Challenges with the Gig Economy

The job landscape is quickly changing. Jobs that were once readily available and steady sources of income to millions of people are changing or disappearing. It’s a topic that... Read More »


Accountability in the Public Sector

When we were young, my sisters and I would roll our eyes as we were forced to hear my father recite one of his favorite aphorisms: accidents don’t just... Read More »


The Price and Cost of Free Speech

Once upon a time, colleges and universities  were  the place to explore and express new ideas, and to have vigorous debate and discourse, often about highly polarizing issues that... Read More »


USAJOBS Already Knows Your Questions

By Leia O’Connell, MSW Contributor, Career Coach

Fresh out of college (many years ago), I remember starting my first real job search with little to no guidance. The basics of how... Read More »


Stop Bullying: Stand Up and Show Up

Bella, a fifth grader fighting a life-threatening blood disorder, was paired with the Denver University Division 1 women’s volleyball team as part of Team Impact.  She was given a... Read More »


In Defense of Multitasking: Sort Of

Multitasking gets a bum rap.

Conventional wisdom is now claiming that multi-tasking is a bad thing. That you really can’t concentrate on more than one thing at a time.

I’m here... Read More »


Career Happiness: How to Build Your Positivity

Every one of us can choose our attitude and it’s often self-fulfilling – the way we think about a situation can change the way we experience it. It could... Read More »


How to Build your Career as a Hazardous Waste Manager

Hazardous wastes constitute only a small segment of the entire waste produce of our nation. At the same time, it’s truly important for us to remove hazardous wastes in... Read More »


PSSX: The Public Safety Stock Exchange

As most of us know well, England voted and chose to leave the European Union in what became known as “Brexit”.  An immediate reaction to that decision was an immediate... Read More »


Remembering the Untold Story of Women Who Broke the Glass Ceiling

When I tell my story about recruiting women for high-level government jobs back in the 1970s, I often hear – from younger women – that they had no idea... Read More »


LSAT: All You Need to Know For Exam Success

Most law schools approved by the American Bar Association require applicants to take the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) for admissions and to prove they have what it takes... Read More »


Stark Realities for New Leaders

In the same way people without children can’t really know what it’s like to have kids until they do, you can’t really know what it’s like to be a... Read More »


Behavioral Interview Questions Provide Golden Personal Branding Opportunities

I remember the first time I was asked a behavioral interview question. I went into a split-second panic—gadzooks! With my racing heart and sweaty palms, I wondered why, after... Read More »


How to Overcome Procrastination, Resistance & Fear

Now that we’ve got your self-esteem up and your self-talk is positive from my last post, let’s tackle the next hurdle in your fight to become a more attractive... Read More »


Coaching Governments to Conference Championships

Mentorship is an important career component. While a mentee with a great mentor can be the beginning of a successful career for the mentee, it may be equally important... Read More »


The Monumental Challenge of Diversity in the Workplace

As women we have a habit of underestimating ourselves. If we are asked what we bring to the table and measure that response against that of men, our scores... Read More »


Information Governance Insights: The Never Ending Road to Nirvana

Last month we began our quest to achieve paperless nirvana by eliminating the ROT (Redundant, Obsolete and Transitory) hardcopy that fills our warehouses, file cabinets and desk drawers. This... Read More »