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 »


Hiring: Take Control

Hiring the wrong people costs too much. Here’s how to activate a recruiting process that will attract the right people to your talent bench?

No business can afford a bad... Read More »


Mindfulness: Understand Your Brain for Better Productivity

Have you read much lately on “Mindfulness”? Mindfulness has been around for a long time but often associated with meditation and quiet reflection time. Most people think of it... Read More »


Can Email Etiquette Affect Your Job Search?

Most of us use email so often now it’s like we were born doing it. I’ll admit when I chat to my friends over email I don’t always construct... Read More »


Government Office Space Can Attract Silicon Valley Talent

It’s that time.

Baby boomers are finally leaving their desks behind and signing up for AARP.

A lot of these Boomers worked for the US Government and everyone knows that “government... Read More »