You Get Paid To Make Decisions. Are You Confident In Your Process?

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You Get Paid To Make Decisions. Are You Confident In Your Process?

Posted on August 11th, by Martha Duesterhoft in on the job. No Comments

Advancing in your career comes with the requirement of making more decisions. Those decisions impact employees, customers and financial results. Your ability to make good decisions in a timely manner can make or break your career. Given that, I thought it might be helpful to outline a process and options to consider.

Step 1: Understand the … Read More »


How Volunteering Can Improve Your Career

Posted on August 11th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in on the job. No Comments

When you were applying for colleges and scholarships, it’s likely that someone probably told you to include any volunteer work you’d done on your resume. Why? Because colleges know that volunteering for something can teach you a number of valuable skills that are transferable to college and the world beyond.

But if you’re like a lot … Read More »


Is Providing Social Support the Leader’s Job?

Posted on August 11th, by Robert Denhardt in education/training. No Comments

Many recent graduates in business and public administration find themselves valued by their “bosses” because they bring new and “cutting-edge” ideas and skills to the organization.  For example, a young woman with strong analytical and methodological skills is hired into local government in what had previously been a rather conservative accounting-oriented budget office.

The new employee, … Read More »


Public-Private Partnerships: An Emergency Management Perspective

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

When a disaster occurs, communities must be rebuilt and survivors require reasonable care and attention. In order for this to occur, adequate funding and staffing is necessary in order to meet or exceed the necessities of those involved. Individuals whom have been affected by a natural disaster are dependent upon local, state, and federal governments … Read More »


A Personal Risk Register For Job & Career Change

Posted on August 7th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. No Comments

Did you know that each year coconuts falling from trees kill about 150 people? Your reaction to this might range from ‘you’re kidding?’, ‘how awful, it’s no laughing matter’ and ‘let’s cancel our holiday’ to ‘I’ve never even seen a real coconut tree’ and ‘I’m unlikely to be passing under one for the foreseeable future’.

I … Read More »


Place Branding: The Role of Social Media

Posted on August 7th, by Staci Zavattaro in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Digital technologies can change the way public administrators interact with citizens and stakeholder groups. Since their inception, these technologies have gone from one-way, static web platforms that allowed citizens to, say, pay bills online to interactive, knowledge-sharing platforms that can increase citizen participation, transparency, and accountability.

Considering the growth in this arena, public managers should work … Read More »


And the Award Goes To…

Posted on August 6th, by Stan Skipworth in on the job. No Comments

For every leader of an organization that seeks a higher level, accomplishing significant milestones can be a powerfully reaffirming process.  Team members or groups selected for achievements draw an understandably renewed and deepened intrinsic value and worth to the organization; and purpose to the organization’s mission.

As we know, these achievements can be measured and memorialized … Read More »


Local Government: Valuing People is an Investment In Success

Posted on August 5th, by David L. Stevens in About the Public Sector. No Comments

The need to develop a workforce to meet the current and future demands of government operations, as well as foster an environment that values people is no small task. This effort compels our need to fully understand business priorities, citizen engagement, strategic investments and human nature – wow that is a tall order to fill!  … Read More »


College Isn’t Enough Anymore

Posted on August 5th, by Chris Hollins in education/training. No Comments

One of the most common statements recent college graduates say is, “I don’t know why I can’t find a job, even if I went to a good college.” They seem confused when they send out 50 resumes, and only get 2 responses back. Why is this the case?

On the flip side, companies with large applicant … Read More »


What is Your Purpose?

Posted on August 3rd, by Brian Sooy in on the job. No Comments

Do you feel that you are doing work that matters?

As you lead your team or guide your department, do you ever ask yourself “Is it worth it?” Are we making a difference in the lives of the people that we serve? 

Every day when you arrive at the office, there is always a long to–do list. … Read More »