Envy and the Call to Humility

About the Public Sector

Envy and the Call to Humility

Posted on February 11th, by Marc Plooster in education/training. No Comments

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 employees suggest veteran municipal workers are content holding the same position for years or decades while being less willing to become innovative despite the jobs’ environmental … Read More »


5 Essential Practices for Public Sector Managers

Posted on February 9th, by Karin Hurt in About the Public Sector. No Comments

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 public mindset, you’re finally getting recognition as the Rosetta Stone of your organization; an essential interpreter between strategic vision and boots-on-the-ground reality. You deserve this recognition … Read More »


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

Posted on February 8th, by American Public University System in education/training. No Comments

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 sure, but as it turns out, also an inaccurate one. There are a few provisions and programs out there that DO allow service members this opportunity, … Read More »


Mirroring Margaret’s Management Mojo

Posted on February 8th, by Scott Lesnick in education/training. No Comments

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, problem solving skills extraordinaire and so much more.

So, you may ask, why aren’t more leaders like Margaret? I wondered too, so I asked her to explain … Read More »


The Word is Culture

Posted on February 8th, by Chris Edmonds in education/training. No Comments

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 similar number on the company’s app, “culture” increased by 15 percent increase this year over the prior year.

The popularity of workplace culture has continued to grow. … Read More »


5 Tips to Prepare for a US Government Security Clearance

Posted on February 7th, by Carmen Iezzi Mezzera in education/training. No Comments

 

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 Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) brings together the leading graduate schools around the world, which specialize in international affairs. Our graduates regularly serve in public and … Read More »


A New Motto and an Old Feeling for a New Year

Posted on January 14th, by Marc Plooster in education/training. No Comments

Give, and it will be given to you. Every month I sit down and write about something I learned in the past month.

The last month, and therefore the inspiration for the motto, we celebrated a special season. Not to relive the month of December, but when I consider the motto as applied to the holiday … Read More »


Tips for Careers in Government for Law Graduates

Posted on January 14th, by Todd Tenge in education/training, Trends. No Comments

One of the biggest decisions one will make in life is choosing a field of education and where to pursue that career in.  For Law students, the most common path is to get an internship at a reputable law firm and follow through that direction once they graduate law and join a reputable law firm … Read More »


20 Ways to Create a Powerful Personal Brand

Posted on January 14th, by Mark Babbitt in education/training. No Comments

Ever since we started making the transition from the Industrial Age to the Social Age, people have been talking about personal branding. And for good reason: how you show up – online and offline – is a critical factor in today’s job search.

But for some, especially workforce veterans less familiar with social and digital platforms, … Read More »


Why You Must Delay Gratification to Be Successful

Posted on January 13th, by Meiko Patton in education/training. No Comments

In the book, Think and Grow Rich, author Napoleon Hill states, “Sex desire is the most powerful of human desires. So strong and impelling is the desire for sexual contact that men freely run the risk of life and reputation to indulge it.”

Would you not agree?

But Hill goes on to pontificate, “The transmutation of sex … Read More »