Change Your Team Culture and Make Everyone Come Along

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Change Your Team Culture and Make Everyone Come Along

Posted on December 11th, by Chris Edmonds in on the job. No Comments

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 cultures that don’t serve well. For example, GM continues to announce massive automobile recalls for ignition problems that they’d documented for years. The recent airbag inflator recall has impacted 14 … Read More »


Job Hunt Goals for 2015

Posted on December 11th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in Career Advice. No Comments

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 from a friend with a lead, and when that doesn’t happen you end up surfing the same job sites or canvassing the same neighborhoods, continually steeling … Read More »


Career Breadth v. Job Depth

Posted on December 11th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. No Comments

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 to be heard amid the competitive noise. Being a generalist can appear anonymous. Is that fair?

Specialists can have their downside too as Mark Babbitt of YouTern.com … Read More »


Police Gatekeepers

Posted on December 10th, by Bill Reilly in on the job. No Comments

“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. The collection of supervisors and managers in attendance ranged in age from their late 20’s to mid-50’s and almost all were in agreement with the statement … Read More »


Career Jumpstart Tips

Posted on December 10th, by Erica Tew in Career Advice. No Comments

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 time – A simple but often overlooked concept; this generally accepted rule is a standard, no matter where you work. Showing up late can put a … Read More »


Guide to Finding a Job on a Dime

Posted on December 10th, by American Public University System in education/training. No Comments

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 from taking your suits to the cleaners, to printing your resume and business cards, to traveling to and from an interview, job fair, or networking event. … Read More »


The Warrior Inside Each of Us

Posted on December 10th, by Phil Rosenberg in Career Advice. No Comments

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 learning a great deal about Public Administration in South Africa, other highlights of weeks in Africa stood out. One in particular, of course, is the amazing … Read More »


Political Risks in Public-Private Partnerships

Posted on December 8th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

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 a crisis and cause serious damage to a project. In my last article, I briefly touched on risk assessments within 3Ps. However, one of the principal … Read More »


Veteran Assistance In The Workforce

Posted on November 15th, by Gonzalo Duran in About the Public Sector. No Comments

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 us may transition without any complications, but those that do have issue’s I would like you to know there are agencies and organizations that want to … Read More »


Unplug: Do More With Less

Posted on November 14th, by Gershon Mader in on the job. No Comments

These days, it seems almost impossible to unplug. Around every conference table, in every coffee shop, and even at home, faces are constantly aglow from the light of our mobile technology.

In most meetings I attend, every attendee has their laptops open or their iPads on. There are relatively brief moments where everyone is deeply present … Read More »