Education Innovation: The CAPS Model

I am a public-sector entrepreneur. I must help people with my work; it is my oxygen. My personal mission statement is: “To help people make connections that help them... Read More »


Are You Treating Your Employees Like Children?

There has been a lot of advice on how to effectively work with Millennials.  It tends to center around giving the Millennials what they crave—praise, feedback, awards, structured mentoring... Read More »


Thank You Letter: The Essential Strategies

Emails, notes, and letters: whichever method you choose to thank the interviewer, the goal is the same. You want to thank the hiring manager for taking the time to... Read More »


Team Building: 5 Stages

In order to fully understand the concepts of organizations and how they develop it is important to understand the steps it takes to actually build teams within the group. ... Read More »


The Purpose of Opportunity

Many years ago, I received as a rather unique gift, a ball from major league baseball’s 1994 World Series—the series that was never played because of a labor dispute... Read More »


Your Career: Propel It With Rocket Fuel

The British cycling team has been an astounding success in recent years. Much has been made of their meticulous approach to preparing for the London Olympics. In particular, they... Read More »


How to Improve Your Relationship With Your Boss

There is no doubt, your relationship with your boss is the number one predictor of your job satisfaction. Studies have shown that your feelings about your boss, even trumps... Read More »


Bribery is Bribery

When I was asked by Careers in Government to write a guest post, I thought about where my experience, as someone who was on the front lines of international... Read More »


Got an Interview? Read This.

Short of getting an offer, getting the call or email to schedule a phone interview is one of the best feelings one can have in their job search. It means you’ve... Read More »


Job Interview: The 20 Best Questions You Can Ask

As a career mentor, one of the most frequent inquiries I get asked is:

“What are the best questions to ask during a job interview?”

So, broken down by the most... Read More »


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 Media hype and outdated perceptions have...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 »