Change Your Mind to Change Your Career

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Change Your Mind to Change Your Career

Posted on July 9th, by David Shindler in on the job. No Comments

Deciding to change career is a significant rite of passage. The process can be time-consuming, confusing, scary, frustrating, liberating, energizing and life changing. How do you go about it? What mindset helps?

One approach is the planned and systematic route. The mindset is one of reducing risk and uncertainty. It involves in-depth research of new areas, … Read More »


Your Guide to Cubicle Etiquette

Posted on July 9th, by Josh Weiss-Roessler in on the job. No Comments

Working in the cubicle farm of an office means that you are going to have to spend 40 hours a week (or more!) in close proximity with the same group of people, all of whom come from different backgrounds and who have different belief systems. By their very nature, cubicles just aren’t very private. If … Read More »


The Shale Boom and You

Posted on July 9th, by Brigham A. McCown in About the Public Sector. No Comments

The energy renaissance is a common label awarded to the nation’s recent increased productivity of shale oil and gas. The costs and benefits of this upturn pose numerous implications, which affect not only the energy industry, but consequently local government, economic development, and the labor market.

Let’s Talk Energy

The most obvious implications of the nation’s shale … Read More »


Tea, Tax and a Revolution

Posted on July 9th, by Gabe Gabrielsen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

We recently celebrated the 4th of July and I couldn’t help but think back to my years in local government where I learned Americans disliked paying taxes – any kind of taxes – Federal, State and Local – but especially local property taxes and that so many candidates who ran for local office proclaimed – … Read More »


Life as a State Social Work Contractor

Posted on July 9th, by H.E. James in About the Public Sector, Trends. No Comments

State agencies of every order use their power and budgets to contract others to do their work. These budgets shrink considerably when they are used for services like behavioral healthcare for children. In the case of adult services, the struggle as a state contractor is even greater.

Laura (name changed for privacy), a veteran social worker, … Read More »


Being Radical in a Leadership Role

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

Like many others, I have read and appreciated the insights of Steve Farber’s The Radical LEAP, and seen in many instances the various ways in which love, energy, audacity and power have been key ingredients in the advancing successes of our organizations.  And like many others, recent team successes in my own organization caused me to exercise a process I have … Read More »


God Bless America!

Posted on July 9th, by Liam Ryan in About the Public Sector. No Comments

America, to the outsider, can be many different things. A Superpower, the Land of Hope and Glory, the most advanced nation on earth, the capital of the world for, among other things, film and entertainment, space exploration, global business and information technology.

The country that through names like Coca Cola, Google, McDonalds, Hollywood and Elvis Presley … Read More »


Negotiation Techniques that Actually Work

Posted on July 9th, by Sarah Landrum in on the job. No Comments

Most of us have heard the tried-and-true advice for salary negotiation. Give a range, not a number. Do your research first. While this is solid advice, it doesn’t always work.

Negotiation can be difficult or intimidating for many people. If you’re on the lookout for your next job, try these fresh, research-backed tips to inject new … Read More »


Passion Need Not Apply

Posted on June 14th, by Carmen Iezzi Mezzera in networking/interviewing. 2 comments

When providing an informational interview for a young professional recently I repeatedly heard her describe her “passion” to do this and her “passion” for that. What I did not hear, though, were any specific ways in which she could be useful to an organization.

Any employer needs to gauge how you can contribute to their organization. … Read More »


Information Governance Insights: It’s All About the Metrics

Posted on June 14th, by Robin Woolen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Organizations run on metrics. In the previous article we discussed measuring your Information Governance program against the ARMA International Generally Accepted Records Keeping Principles® using their NextLevel™ assessment tool. This gives you a baseline score of where you are using the industry accepted standard maturity model. While that is an important metric to have, it … Read More »