Police Gatekeepers

Police Gatekeepers

“The new generation of officers only cares about themselves” was the exclamation that came from a police supervisor in a recent 3-day Leader Skills program that I was teaching. The collection of supervisors and managers in attendance ranged in age from their late 20’s...
Unplug: Do More With Less

Unplug: Do More With Less

These days, it seems almost impossible to unplug. Around every conference table, in every coffee shop, and even at home, faces are constantly aglow from the light of our mobile technology. In most meetings I attend, every attendee has their laptops open or their iPads...
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...

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