The New Boss Is Here!

The New Boss Is Here!

The arrival of a new leader to any organization is an event with a variety of feelings, expectations and suppositions. “What’s he/she like?” “What’s he/she know about us?” “How will he/she be different than our previous leader?” “What will he/she change around here?”...
Teaching Millennials to Take Risks

Teaching Millennials to Take Risks

Imagine if the Paparazzi followed you around everywhere you went making public everything you did. That’s what it’s like to be a Millennial. Their lives have been documented and made public since before they were born. Parents can be the most devoted publicists. My...
Does Talent Really Exist?

Does Talent Really Exist?

Watched live by over 12-million people last month, Mat Franco became the first magician to win America’s Got Talent and preparation for the show’s return next year is already underway. Rightly so – the best skills, knacks and party tricks are handed center stage...
Impress Employers Using the 80/20 Rule

Impress Employers Using the 80/20 Rule

In the 1950s film, Some Like It Hot, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis have been on the run from the Mafia for most of the film dressed as women in an all-female jazz orchestra including Marilyn Monroe. They end up in a hotel full of retired millionaire widowers on the make...
Challenges for Beach Managers

Challenges for Beach Managers

Picking a career as a City/Town manager in itself is a challenge to balance the needs and wants of a community while doing it in a fiscally conservative manner, but throw in the location of the Town next to the Ocean and the task can expand exponentially. My first...
Are You Treating Your Employees Like Children?

Are You Treating Your Employees Like Children?

There has been a lot of advice on how to effectively work with Millennials.  It tends to center around giving the Millennials what they crave—praise, feedback, awards, structured mentoring and training, opportunities for development, and exciting, life-fulfilling...
Team Building: 5 Stages

Team Building: 5 Stages

In order to fully understand the concepts of organizations and how they develop it is important to understand the steps it takes to actually build teams within the group.  According to Organizational Behavior (5th ed.), the development of a team is divided into 5...
The Purpose of Opportunity

The Purpose of Opportunity

Many years ago, I received as a rather unique gift, a ball from major league baseball’s 1994 World Series—the series that was never played because of a labor dispute between players and team owners.  The regular season that year ended prematurely and no playoffs would...
Bribery is Bribery

Bribery is Bribery

When I was asked by Careers in Government to write a guest post, I thought about where my experience, as someone who was on the front lines of international business and who was charged and sentenced for foreign bribery (FCPA), might be relevant. So, I went to the...

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