Federal Government Trends: Contracting, HR, Budget & IT

While it is valuable to know what is trending, it is critical to contemplate what benefits your future and what empowers you to fulfill your personal potential. Assess viable... Read More »


Write Like an Organizational Leader: 5 Simple Rules

Every organization has managers and leaders.  Managers are needed to maintain the organization’s functions; leaders are necessary to transform an organization. Leaders differ from managers in five distinct areas:... Read More »


New Learning at a Higher Level

“Each of us are the Chief Executives of our learning.”  – Dr. Terrence Roberts

For each of us, the process and opportunities to advance come with some form... Read More »


The Art of Asking Why?

It seems like a simple question – why?  We ask it every day.  But how often do we take the time to fully answer the question as a means... Read More »


A Passion for Meaningless Work?

Research tends to show that workers who are passionate about their jobs and consider their work meaningful are more productive than those who don’t. But there are limits to... Read More »


Your Front Line: An Untapped Power House of Improvement Potential

For the highway maintenance crews at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), fixing bent, twisted, or knocked down delineators was a difficult and dangerous task. Delineators are those U-shaped... Read More »


Your Fire Service Resume: Is It Good Enough? Pt. 4

Congratulations!

You have made it to part 4 of 5 of your Fire Service Resume and we are headed down the home stretch.  Soon you will have a deep and... Read More »


Illumine Your Employees

It was a few days before Halloween and the big fat jack-o-lantern had been perfectly sculptured for its final resting place on the front porch.  My three granddaughters were... Read More »


Outsourcing Can Lead to Increased Government Efficiencies

Nothing drives innovation like challenge. The silver lining in the cloud of fiscal strain facing many local governments is that nothing drives innovation quite like challenge.  The great recession... Read More »


Treat Your Professional Identity Like Metadata

Big data is a hot topic. Mega corporations like Google and Amazon glean huge volumes of information about their customers’ interests and spending patterns. The furore over the Edward... Read More »


Public Policy Analyst: A Public Service Career Feature

Earning a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) degree allows for many career options and one of those options is a Public Policy Analyst, also known as a Policy Analyst.... Read More »


What Does Your Email Address Say About You?

First impressions are important when it comes to job seeking, and an email address can make quite a first impression. Often times, the email address is the first thing... Read More »


Working for USAID

A master’s degree in international relations provides the foundational knowledge and professional skills you will need for a career in the field—which may include a service career in the... Read More »


New Technologies Graduates Need to Know for Government Employment

We have all become increasingly aware of the use of data by the federal government. From national security to health care to education, data and new technologies are playing... Read More »


Finding Your Career Path

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Remember that? I hated being asked that question. Granted, I disliked it most when I was in my... Read More »


5 Tips for GRE Preparation

It’s definitely not the SAT. As the portal for entry into most graduate programs, the... Read More »


Putting the Meat in Team

There is a growing trend in the private firms of staff development which has shown signs of success.  The lunch meeting with a potential new team member to see... Read More »


3 Job Search Strategies for Every Jobseeker

Increased competition for jobs means there is a growing need to stand out to hiring managers and have a Job Search strategy. Generic resumes and cover letters don’t cut... Read More »