How Nonprofit Organizations Benefit Local Government

Nonprofits are vital institutions and can have profound effects on individuals, communities, and governments. These organizations can be attributed with improving our economic conditions, working with government leaders, and... Read More »


Challenges Confronting a Public Sector CIO

In “Team of Teams:  New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World,” General Stanley McChrystal explores the challenges he experienced while commanding the Joint Special Operations Task Force in... Read More »


The Importance of Leading with Questions

One key attribute that makes leaders successful is having a point of view. You are being paid to be a great thinker and make decisions. However, many make the faulty... Read More »


Manage by Modeling and Not by Announcements

I recently had a discovery call with a new client. I asked my contacts, directors in a medium-sized service business, about the issues they were facing and what outcomes they’d... Read More »


6 Signs You Are About to Be Fired

Everyone dreads the boot that come flying out of nowhere. I’m not just talking about a flying shoe in the air. I’m talking about termination, pink slips, bye-bye letters,... Read More »


Your Interview: 10 Best Questions to Ask

In a job interview, the majority of the questions are directed at you. Interviews can seem very one-sided and intimidating at times. However at the end of each interview,... Read More »


Change Your Mind to Change Your Career

Deciding to change career is a significant rite of passage. The process can be time-consuming, confusing, scary, frustrating, liberating, energizing and life changing. How do you go about it?... Read More »


Your Guide to Cubicle Etiquette

Working in the cubicle farm of an office means that you are going to have to spend 40 hours a week (or more!) in close proximity with the same... Read More »


The Shale Boom and You

The energy renaissance is a common label awarded to the nation’s recent increased productivity of shale oil and gas. The costs and benefits of this upturn pose numerous implications,... Read More »


Tea, Tax and a Revolution

We recently celebrated the 4th of July and I couldn’t help but think back to my years in local government where I learned Americans disliked paying taxes – any... Read More »


Life as a State Social Work Contractor

State agencies of every order use their power and budgets to contract others to do their work. These budgets shrink considerably when they are used for services like behavioral... Read More »


Being Radical in a Leadership Role

Like many others, I have read and appreciated the insights of Steve Farber’s The Radical LEAP, and seen in many instances the various ways in which love, energy, audacity and power have been key... Read More »


God Bless America!

America, to the outsider, can be many different things. A Superpower, the Land of Hope and Glory, the most advanced nation on earth, the capital of the world for,... Read More »


Negotiation Techniques that Actually Work

Most of us have heard the tried-and-true advice for salary negotiation. Give a range, not a number. Do your research first. While this is solid advice, it doesn’t always... Read More »


Passion Need Not Apply

When providing an informational interview for a young professional recently I repeatedly heard her describe her “passion” to do this and her “passion” for that. What I did not... Read More »


Information Governance Insights: It’s All About the Metrics

Organizations run on metrics. In the previous article we discussed measuring your Information Governance program against the ARMA International Generally Accepted Records Keeping Principles® using their NextLevel™ assessment tool.... Read More »


Start Your Career in IT: Is The “What” More Important Than The “Who”?

Last month we looked at how to go about gaining experience in the information technology field as part two of the mini-series titled, Start your Career in IT. Welcome... Read More »


Red Flags at your Resume Critique

When you use the services of a career counselor, one of the first steps in your career plan will be developing your resume. Career counselors and resume writers can... Read More »