A New Motto and an Old Feeling for a New Year

About the Public Sector

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 »


Coffee Shop Productivity Tips

Posted on January 13th, by Beth Beutler in Trends. No Comments

The smell of fresh grounds.

The presence of other people quietly conversing or tapping at their laptops.

The stimulating energy of a common gathering place.
Coffee.

What’s not to like about settling in to do some work at a coffee shop?

Many people take advantage of a local coffee shop to meet up with a colleague or to get away … Read More »


Take a Walk down the Street with Me

Posted on January 13th, by Stan Skipworth in education/training. No Comments

Of the many paths I have had the privilege to walk upon in cities and towns across more than forty states, the most impressive seem to have been the simple and yet symmetrically-beautiful sidewalks created 80, 90 or a hundred years ago or more.  Even in these simple concrete walkways we can understand how a vision … Read More »


Drama Is Killing Us

Posted on January 12th, by Nate Regier in education/training, Trends. No Comments

Adapted from Conflict without Casualties: A Field Guide for Leading with Compassionate Accountability to be released in Spring 2017.

What is Drama?

It’s easy to identify the behaviors of drama: gossip, secrets, triangulating, retaliating, blaming, avoiding, turf wars, blowing up…the list goes on. A working definition that helps us get a handle on the concept is a … Read More »


10 Tools to Create Professional Government Resumes

Posted on January 12th, by Mary Walton in resumes/cover letters, Trends. No Comments

Getting your resume looking it’s best can be intimidating, but help is at hand. There’s plenty of help online to help you get your resume looking impressive and get those interview offers rolling in. Here’s ten of the best ones for you to try out.

Resume Writing Help: Feel like you don’t know where to start? … Read More »


Beneath a Kennedy Moon

Posted on December 10th, by Stan Skipworth in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Arriving to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on a wonderful summer day in 2016, we parked the family car and began to step out. As I did, I looked up to the beautiful blue sky decorated with magnificent white clouds and a brilliant sun.  Turning, I stopped in an instant, staring at … Read More »


My 6 Pillars of Resolve

Posted on December 10th, by Liam Ryan in education/training. No Comments

I attended a cancer conference recently and some of the medics said to me “I wish some of my patients were like you”. It didn’t register with me initially but later I realized that perhaps I had the ability to go places they couldn’t reach. A regular stumbling block for them apparently is when a … Read More »