It Takes Courage to Say NO to Cynicism and Resignation

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It Takes Courage to Say NO to Cynicism and Resignation

Posted on June 5th, by Gershon Mader in Career Advice. No Comments

Recently a client described his job as: “My job is my 8 hour inconvenience.” At first I laughed because I wasn’t sure if he meant it seriously or as a joke. It seemed a bit blunt, harsh and sarcastic.

But, then as I reflected more on his sentiment, as well as my thirty-plus years experience working … Read More »


The Secret to Walking Your Talk

Posted on May 12th, by Susan Mazza in on the job. No Comments

You are likely familiar with the phrase “actions speak louder than words”.  The actions of leaders are, in particular, under scrutiny, and so are the actions of those who act on a leader’s behalf.

Like it or not, people are more likely to listen for any inconsistency between your words and your actions than give you … Read More »


Banks Go through Stress Tests. Why Not Your Career?

Posted on May 12th, by Mashaal Ahmed in education/training. 1 Comment

This is not a post about burnout or stress management. This is a conversation about a different kind of self-care.  Time to time, we hear about banks undergoing stress tests to determine how they would fare in the face of difficult economic scenarios.  What if you put your career through a similar stress test? Are you … Read More »


Federal Government Trends: Contracting, HR, Budget & IT

Posted on May 12th, by Alfred Hull in Trends. 2 comments

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 options. The Federal Government offers opportunities in Contracting, Human Resources, Budget and IT. When I made my transition from my military career, I had to balance … Read More »


Write Like an Organizational Leader: 5 Simple Rules

Posted on May 10th, by Gabe Gabrielsen in Career Advice. No Comments

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: Writing Style, Dress, Work Habits, Speech Patterns and Commitment.  This article will focus on the ‘Writing Styles’ of organizational leaders.

Early in my career I was fortunate … Read More »


New Learning at a Higher Level

Posted on May 9th, by Stan Skipworth in education/training. No Comments

“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 of a requisite series of achievements.  These can be accomplishing advanced college degrees, new certifications, developing and completing complex projects—and more.

The challenge of course is … Read More »


The Art of Asking Why?

Posted on May 9th, by Valerie Alvarado in on the job. No Comments

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 to understand purpose?  Upon meeting someone new, we typically encounter the question, “What do you do?”  Most of us have a prepared, canned response to this … Read More »


A Passion for Meaningless Work?

Posted on May 9th, by Robert Denhardt in on the job. No Comments

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 what leaders can do to create meaningful jobs that people can be passionate about, especially at the lower levels of organizations.

Think about how one might identify … Read More »


Your Front Line: An Untapped Power House of Improvement Potential

Posted on May 9th, by Dean Schroeder in on the job. No Comments

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 steel posts with reflectors on top that are spaced every 500 feet or so to designate the edge of highways. The stakes are critical in helping … Read More »


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

Posted on May 9th, by Bob Atlas in on the job. No Comments

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 complete understanding of what a winning firefighter resume should look like and what information should be contained in the document.  As you can tell creating something … Read More »