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 »


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 »