The Cycle of Life

I hugged my eldest son, Christy, two weeks ago, probably for the first time. He was about to disappear through the departure gates to board a flight to Dubai... Read More »

Big Data’s Big Role in Government Careers

From Michael Dell to Forrester to the International Institute for Analytics, leaders across all industries predict big data analytics will be the next trillion-dollar market to significantly impact businesses... Read More »

How to Leave Your Job or Career: The Bridge Dilemma

Job and career transitions can be messy. Letting go and moving on are emotional rollercoasters. Sometimes you don’t get a choice whether to stay or go if you get... Read More »

A Creative Approach to Interview Preparation

By Ann Eastham Contributor, Career Coach

Interviewing can be one of the most stress inducing aspects of a job search, especially when you are new to the process. Speaking with someone... Read More »

A Side-By-Side Boss

In the CBS television show, Undercover Boss, senior leaders in these companies learn about the work lives that their employees experience, although in an unusual and perhaps somewhat directed,... Read More »

Coaching for Inclusion: A Whole Person Accommodation

In recent years, much emphasis has been placed on hiring and retaining talented professionals with disabilities. And, great strides have been made to provide reasonable accommodations where needed to... Read More »

3 Steps to Build a Strong Personal Brand

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

Corporate Culture: Unintentional Values & Behaviors

As a speaker, author, and executive consultant I work with leaders at all levels of all kinds of organizations.


Because of my strong culture focus, it is impossible for me to... Read More »

Information Governance Insights: You Have Mail!

For over a year we’ve worked together to create a Information Governance program for your organization and its a beauty! We’ve created a place for everything and everything is... Read More »

Use a Decision Tree in Your Quest for Answers!

Do I know how to ask questions?  What seems like a rhetorical question at best and an absurd question at worse, I am thinking the answer may be a... Read More »

How to Network (Like a Human Being)

Ah, networking. It took only one semester as a business major for me to loathe the term. Esteemed online reference Urban Dictionary offers several definitions for networking, including the... Read More »

Use Your “VOICE” to Advance Your Career

The words you speak have power because it represent your mindset. If you speak negatively, then your mind is only focus on the negativity, which leads to negative behavior.

For... Read More »

It’s National Foster Care Month!

The month of May is a month for celebrating new beginnings.  Weather patterns are turning, and summer is just around the corner.  In the spirit of providing new beginnings... Read More »

Municipal IT Director: 6 Must Have Qualities

There’s nothing worse than that gut wrenching feeling of buyer’s remorse. You have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of your expensive, shiny new gadget and have high expectations. You... Read More »

Your Government Career: How to Get Ahead

In today’s busy world where your career can swallow up your time and your very life it is increasingly important to focus on the “Vital Few” and Ignore or... Read More »

The Crime of the Century: Stealing Responsibility

A troubling trend evolving in far too many segments of society demonstrates the growing absence of personal accountability in the many settings we know. Ranging from personal health and wellness... Read More »

Are You Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search? You Should Be….

In today’s competitive job search market, it is crucial that you are networking and conducting your search using multiple venues. If you’re just checking online job posts, or skimming... Read More »

Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Valuable or Futile Movement?

As I continue to evolve professionally, I have taken on the role of running a gender equality initiative with hopes of advancing women in and out of the workplace.... Read More »