Diversity in the Workplace: Challenges, Advantages & Value

Posted on July 9th, by Valerie Martinelli in education/training. 4 comments

Employers in both the public and private sectors are more than ever focused on attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. Diversity and inclusion programs are now some of the most visible programs within workplaces. These programs have a strong significance because they reflect the types of ideas, thoughts, innovation, work, and engagement that occur within … Read More »


How to Become a More Memorable Manager

Posted on July 9th, by Meiko Patton in Career Advice. No Comments

Many of us in our federal careers have struggled at one time or another to get the attention of employees when speaking to them in a group. This can cause us to doubt whether we are commanding the respect that our position deserves. According to author and behavioral investigator Vanessa Van Edwards, this isn’t … Read More »


Pick Your Own Career Adventure

Posted on July 9th, by Marc Plooster in Career Advice. No Comments

A number of the employees at the city where I work are retiring. These events do a few things: they confirm what has been told to me repeatedly and they make me question what position I will be when – more like if – I retire.

The apparent number of retirements confirm the predictions a turnover … Read More »


The High Price of Complaining

Posted on July 9th, by Jeffrey Morgan in About the Public Sector. No Comments

“Private Stooper, front and center! Assume the front leaning rest position.” That’s army talk for get ready to do pushups. It’s a bitterly cold January morning at Fort Leonard Wood and every drill sergeant is here. Even the first sergeant and a couple of lieutenants showed up, which never happens. There are 200 recruits standing … Read More »