Public Sector Employment: 5 Common Misconceptions

While many occupations carry stereotypes – think lawyer, professor, NFL player – few are less understood than those in state and local government. Media hype and outdated perceptions have... Read More »


9/11- Where Were You When the World Stopped?

Maybe you’re an Alan Jackson fan and maybe you’re not.  Either way I’m sure the question has come up in conversation in your life at least once.  Maybe you... Read More »


Twitter Job Search: 4 Essential Tools

Using Twitter to quickly find your next job?

It’s a good idea- the USA has the most Twitter users of any country on Earth in 2014, according to a report... Read More »


Career Passion: Have You Found It?

Are you hyped to spring out of bed on Monday morning and dive into your work? OR Are you already counting down to next weekend?

This... Read More »


Leadership: Do They Know, Like and Trust You?

If they don’t, it may negatively affect your leadership status. Know, like and trust is a popular concept often applied in marketing efforts. The premise behind it is that... Read More »


Scotland Will Vote “NO”

To CIG’s American readers; it is no exaggeration to say that this coming September 18th has the potential to directly affect your life. And for those in Europe; the... Read More »


Public Health: Public-Private Partnerships

A couple of months of ago I began writing about Public-Private Partnerships, also known as 3Ps, and the diversity of their utilization within various projects and programs. 3Ps may... Read More »


Adult Education: 8 Tips for Mature Students

How do you juggle studying as a mature student in adult education while holding down a day job? Continuing professional development (CPD) helps to maintain and build your employability... Read More »


Office Games

When people talk about their managers and co-workers playing games at the office, they usually aren’t talking about Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, Monopoly, or Scrabble. They... Read More »


Interviewing Tips for the Introvert

If you’re an introvert, going out on job interviews and charming employers might not be your strong point.  In fact you may dread interviews and stress about it for... Read More »


Onboarding the New Employee

Based on my experience, some of today’s employees need a more hands-on approach to work ethic expectations. The best time to do that is when he or she starts... Read More »


Public Service: A New Season

There is a special time of the year when the early mornings and late afternoons become oddly familiar to us.  A cool breeze that accompanies a rising sun or... Read More »


The Gift of Life

A variety of routes exist that will take you from anonymity to being noteworthy. Most will travel by way of exceptional achievements in business or politics or sport or... Read More »


Master of Legal Studies: Career Options

For many students and professionals interested in working in the government, a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree is a useful credential to have in order to advance in... Read More »


Create ONE Team

What makes employees productive and engaged at work? A safe, inspiring work environment that consistently treats them with trust, respect, and dignity. The problem is that leaders typically put more... Read More »

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 »