Digital Resume: 5 Steps to Create Your Future

LinkedIn used to be the way to post your resume online, but now it has become passé. Almost everyone has a profile there, so you’re just another face in... Read More »


Maintaining Employee Motivation Within the Public Sector

It is not a secret that employee engagement has a significant impact on organizational outcomes. It also is not a surprise that what motivates public sector employees is different... Read More »


Leaders: Do They Sabotage the Accountability of Their People?

There has been a lot written and spoken lately about accountability. However, there is a question that is not often addressed: “Do leaders actually sabotage the accountability of their... Read More »


U.S. and U.K.: Why Local Government Isn’t Working

Giving ‘power to the people’ has a popular ring to it. But what power, and to which people?

That question demands a clear but detailed answer in order to achieve... Read More »


From Active Military Duty To Active Employee

The experience embedded into you by the military – order and discipline, once key to a successful mission, can now also hurt you. Yes sir, no sir, and parade... Read More »


4 Essentials For Any Interview

Scenario #1: The person you were originally scheduled to meet with is stuck in traffic, and now you’re meeting with one of the managers on her team—and he doesn’t... Read More »


Managing Your Federal Job Search Campaign

Can you think of ways you might conduct a campaign – any kind of campaign?  Three styles immediately come to mind: political, advertising, and fundraising.  Your federal job search... Read More »


MPA: The Challenges of Obtaining Your Degree

Many citizens in this country are advocates for change in their society and communities. Are you that person and that wants to grow your professional career by obtaining a... Read More »


How You Present “YOU”

I am constantly asked this question; “Chief, How do I present myself?” Well, this is a loaded question. In response I ask, where, when and for what purpose? What... Read More »


From Hate To Love: Your 3 Steps To Freedom

I hated those moments. Every time one of my team members passed me a ball my heart started to pound, my legs got weak and movements became awkward. Every... Read More »

The Day My Wife Met My Girlfriend

Oh boy I bet this one caught your eye!

Sorry to bait and switch you but this is about the job, or what I refer to as the mistress.  I... Read More »


Government Job Search on Twitter

When people find out that I landed my government job on Twitter, they are usually shocked. Aren’t government jobs only searchable on horribly confusing government job websites? Don’t you... Read More »


The New Candidate Driven Marketplace

In what has shifted to a very clear candidate-driven market, candidates have more opportunity for choice among the offers they are fielding. At a quick glance, this is great news... Read More »


You Get Paid To Make Decisions. Are You Confident In Your Process?

Advancing in your career comes with the requirement of making more decisions. Those decisions impact employees, customers and financial results. Your ability to make good decisions in a timely... Read More »


How Volunteering Can Improve Your Career

When you were applying for colleges and scholarships, it’s likely that someone probably told you to include any volunteer work you’d done on your resume. Why? Because colleges know... Read More »


Is Providing Social Support the Leader’s Job?

Many recent graduates in business and public administration find themselves valued by their “bosses” because they bring new and “cutting-edge” ideas and skills to the organization.  For example, a... Read More »


Public-Private Partnerships: An Emergency Management Perspective

When a disaster occurs, communities must be rebuilt and survivors require reasonable care and attention. In order for this to occur, adequate funding and staffing is necessary in order... Read More »


A Personal Risk Register For Job & Career Change

Did you know that each year coconuts falling from trees kill about 150 people? Your reaction to this might range from ‘you’re kidding?’, ‘how awful, it’s no laughing matter’... Read More »