How Local Government Decisions Are Made

People are often surprised at the decisions local government officials and business leaders make. It’s common to hear individuals say “What the heck were they thinking” when they made... Read More »


Job Search Strategies Are as Unique as Fingerprints

Job search techniques are as unique as a fingerprint. Every aspect of preparing oneself for the job market is customized towards strengths while minimizing opportunities. Many people wrack their... Read More »


Telecommuting in the Public Sector

In recent years, the prospect of working remotely – or “telecommuting” – has become a reality for a greater number of employees, including those that work in the public... Read More »


Management Secret #1: There Are No Secrets

Don’t read posts that have either numbers or the word “secrets” in the title!

The internet has been filled with management advice for many years. Recently a new formula for... Read More »


You Say You Wanna Resolution…

As we all know, the arrival of the holidays typically prepares many of us for the equally reliable arrival of our desire to set a new goal for the... Read More »


Are You Likable Enough to Have a Fulfilling Career?

We all have worked with people who build a career based on their deep skills and expertise. However, how many of those people find themselves “derailed” or “topped out”... Read More »


Detroit: A Roadmap to a New City

Abuzz with the news that a federal judge approved its restructuring plan November 7, the City of Detroit took another important step in its restoration. Crafted under the guidance... Read More »


Giving the Gift of Federal Job Search Support

Gifts come in many forms – a kind word, a selfless promise kept, a kind deed. During this season of giving and receiving, do you have a preferred style... Read More »


It’s All Global Now – Are You Ready?

Business. Politics. Education. Public Health. Communications. Job-seekers are realizing a new reality: most careers – down to the local level – have an international component to them. It’s all... Read More »


Change Your Team Culture and Make Everyone Come Along

Culture change in government organizations has made headlines recently. The interim VA Chief, Robert McDonald, is committed to changing the culture there. “Trust has been compromised,” McDonald explained. Lots of organizations have... Read More »

Job Hunt Goals for 2015

Trying to find a job while you’re unemployed can be a frustrating experience. You wake up and grab your morning coffee, hoping that just maybe you’ll have an email... Read More »


Career Breadth v. Job Depth

Have you ever been asked what you specialize in? Many personal branding experts argue you have to show you are a specialist in something in order for your voice... Read More »


Police Gatekeepers

“The new generation of officers only cares about themselves” was the exclamation that came from a police supervisor in a recent 3-day Leader Skills program that I was teaching.... Read More »


Career Jumpstart Tips

If you are about to start a new job, congratulations! The following tips will help you make a positive impression and set you up for career success.

Show up on... Read More »

Guide to Finding a Job on a Dime

If you are fortunate enough to have a steady income or a large nest egg, you may not think twice about the financial investments of a job search, everything... Read More »


The Warrior Inside Each of Us

This is one of several HR Doctor Articles stemming one of several trips to South Africa and time spent in the Zulu homeland. Besides meeting many new friends and... Read More »


Political Risks in Public-Private Partnerships

Professionals must be proficient within risk management in order for a 3P to be successful. Risk management is inclusive of administering many types of risks in order to avert... Read More »


Veteran Assistance In The Workforce

Transitioning out of the military effects all service members differently. We can prepare ourselves months or years in advance and the outcome may be positive or negative. Some of... Read More »