Your Career: Be Accountable with 3 Top Strategies

How accountable have you been in your career thus far? Have you taken your career by the reins or just let it happen? These may seem like strange questions... Read More »


Respect is Reciprocal

There’s quite a bit of chatter about candidate experience these days, and rightfully so. For far too long, candidates would be treated more like a number or a task... Read More »


Just Plain Good Management

The ability to manage groups and organizations effectively and responsibly is one of the most important and most valued skills in society today. But good management is rare. If... Read More »


The Five Stages of Team Building: Part 2

Storming is where we begin this month.

When we left our newly “formed” team they were all standing there smiling and ready to do good deeds in the name of... Read More »


Don’t Let Bureaucracy Inhibit Inspiration

Do your organization’s systems, policies, and procedures inspire team members, help them perform well, and help them serve internal and external customers well? Or do those systems erode inspiration,... Read More »


7 Soft Skills We Never Hear About (But Must Master)

As we write our resumes, build our social media profiles and search for jobs, we hear a lot about the importance of soft skills. Communication, leadership, problem solving and... Read More »


Top 10 Job Hunting Mistakes

Are you still wondering why you are not getting any response from recruiters? Whether you are looking for a private sector or Federal government job, the job search strategy... Read More »


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... Read More »


Winning & Losing Is A Matter Of Perspective

What are YOU doing to get in the game?

It’s that time of the year again, the time when every major sport is at front and center. The major sports... Read More »


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... Read More »


Compliance is No Substitute for Commitment

Are you part of a compliant or committed organization?

Too many managers and leaders expect and encourage their employees to be compliant. They neglect to fully account for their employees’... Read More »


Federal and Private Sector Resumes: Re-Think Your Strategy

Applying for a position with the Federal government is quite different than applying for a private sector job. A common mistake job seekers make is assuming they can use... Read More »


Government Recruitment and Retention: 3 Conclusions

When presented with the opportunity to prepare a guest post for Careers in Government, I struggled to identify a topic that would be applicable for the wide audience touched... Read More »


Local Government Recruiting: Don’t Forget About Us

Recently I had the pleasure of attending the International City/County Manager’s Association (ICMA) 100th anniversary celebration in North Carolina. There were many informational sessions and as an MPA student... Read More »


Education Infrastructure: Public-Private Partnerships

Public-private partnerships have been utilized successfully as an alternative to finance repairs enabling new infrastructure, such as those for roads and bridges.

What has not been discussed is employing P3s... Read More »

Life: The End or Just the Beginning?

Life.  Is it the end of just the beginning?  I went to a funeral yesterday. I have gone to a lot of funerals over the last 12 years of... Read More »


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,... Read More »


What Is An International Development Master’s Program?

International development masters programs are ideal for those interested in all aspects of eliminating global poverty, including improving health and education services, creating a sustainable food supply, developing economic... Read More »