Enable Team Members to Notice & Act

It is amazing how often food recalls happen here in the US. In March 2015 the FDA issued sixteen recalls for everything from mislabeled to contaminated foodstuffs. According to... Read More »


Job Interviewing Tips for the Extravert

If you’re an extravert then meeting new people and engaging in conversation comes naturally to you. This can be a huge benefit when the time comes for interviewing but... Read More »


Start Your Career in IT

Have you started college recently and decided on majoring in computer science, information technology, or other IT related field of study? Maybe you have considered a career change and... Read More »


Beating Workplace Burnout

“I’m so done…” or “I don’t even care anymore …” Whether you’ve uttered those words yourself (in your mind, or to your manager), or heard them from an employee,... Read More »


Public-Private Partnerships: Leverage for Local Economic Development

Some may regard P3s as the solution for economic growth and development issues facing governments, while others are skeptical regarding their efficacy and desirability. I always exercise caution when... Read More »


Following OPM’s REDI Roadmap

Are you REDI? The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) asked that question in their recently launched REDI Roadmap initiative. REDI is an acronym that stands for recruitment, engagement, diversity,... Read More »


Reducing the Cost of Government Contracts Starts in the Classroom

When many people think about government contracting, stories about hammers or toilet seats purchased for use by the military and costing thousands of dollars and huge project cost overruns... Read More »


Group Interview: Stand Out in the Crowd

For many of us, job interviews are nerve wracking enough without having to sit in a room full of other candidates gunning for the same job. However, group interviews... Read More »


How to Make the Most of Your Mentor

Personal relationships are the best way to make connections in a career and to learn about specific professions and jobs. If you have a personal connection with someone higher... Read More »


Money Vs. Welfare: The Government Role

Today there are very few things money can’t buy.

If we’re sentenced to a jail term in California, we can actually buy a prison cell upgrade.

And in Washington, long queues... Read More »


How To Leap Into The Unknown With Confidence

Changing jobs and careers, starting a new adventure in your working life or returning to work after a prolonged absence can all feel like being a trapeze artist. Taking... Read More »


Information Governance Insights: Part 2

In last month’s article we laid out the basic framework for understanding what Information Governance is and what we are trying to accomplish with a program. The next step... Read More »


Does this Desk make me look fat?

As many of you can attest the mindless paperwork that accounts for the majority of the work we do as civil servants is a must in order to prove... Read More »


6 Tips to Hire a Professional Resume Writer

Being at the top of your game in your current profession or position is fantastic. In fact, it’s the best to seek new employment. After all, your confidence is... Read More »


Changing Landscape in Local Government

During a recent conversation with a peer and Master of Public Administration student, I realized there is a predicament in municipal administration. For soon-to-be MPAs, there is concern among... Read More »


Resume Tips for Local Government

It’s no secret that government budgets are stretched thin these days. Couple this with the 2014 report by the Freelancers Union that found 34 percent of the nation’s workforce... Read More »


Efficiency Initiatives in Local Government

In a May 2012 Wall Street Journal article, Leslie Kwoh warned that the term “innovation” was at risk of becoming cliché. To support her observation, she provided a number... Read More »


A Purpose Filled Career

People often call me up and ask me to help them find a job or to help them brainstorm on the best job for them. I ask this simple... Read More »