Just Plain Good Management

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Just Plain Good Management

Posted on November 8th, by Robert Denhardt in Career Advice. No Comments

The ability to manage groups and organizations effectively and responsibly is one of the most important and most valued skills in society today. But good management is rare. If you think of the really good managers you have had in your career, the number will probably be small.

There are plenty of ways to manage poorly … Read More »


The Five Stages of Team Building: Part 2

Posted on November 8th, by Jerry Schuber in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Storming is where we begin this month.

When we left our newly “formed” team they were all standing there smiling and ready to do good deeds in the name of the organization right?  No, sorry, I can’t back that up.  They were likely stuck with a person they didn’t really want to work with, confused as … Read More »


Don’t Let Bureaucracy Inhibit Inspiration

Posted on November 8th, by Chris Edmonds in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Do your organization’s systems, policies, and procedures inspire team members, help them perform well, and help them serve internal and external customers well? Or do those systems erode inspiration, consistent performance, and great service delivery?

Organizations need rules – and they need to demonstrate disciplined alignment to those rules. Rules can help ensure fairness and consistency … Read More »


7 Soft Skills We Never Hear About (But Must Master)

Posted on November 8th, by Mark Babbitt in education/training. No Comments

As we write our resumes, build our social media profiles and search for jobs, we hear a lot about the importance of soft skills. Communication, leadership, problem solving and other skills tend to dominate those conversations – and for good reason: hose skills are among the most in-demand by many employers.

However, there are seven soft … Read More »


Top 10 Job Hunting Mistakes

Posted on November 8th, by Swati Srivastava in Career Advice. No Comments

Are you still wondering why you are not getting any response from recruiters? Whether you are looking for a private sector or Federal government job, the job search strategy has become much smarter than it used to be a few years back.

Here’s what you can know about the top job-search mistakes and check if you … Read More »


Does Talent Really Exist?

Posted on November 8th, by Oscar Pearson in on the job. No Comments

Watched live by over 12-million people last month, Mat Franco became the first magician to win America’s Got Talent and preparation for the show’s return next year is already underway.

Rightly so – the best skills, knacks and party tricks are handed center stage for the summer period in front of an enthralled audience; both in-house … Read More »


Winning & Losing Is A Matter Of Perspective

Posted on November 8th, by Bob Atlas in Career Advice. No Comments

What are YOU doing to get in the game?

It’s that time of the year again, the time when every major sport is at front and center. The major sports are in full swing or have just wrapped up. The regular season for basketball has just begun, Hockey and Football recently began their 98th and 95th … Read More »


Impress Employers Using the 80/20 Rule

Posted on November 8th, by David Shindler in on the job. No Comments

In the 1950s film, Some Like It Hot, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis have been on the run from the Mafia for most of the film dressed as women in an all-female jazz orchestra including Marilyn Monroe. They end up in a hotel full of retired millionaire widowers on the make for pretty girls.

One such … Read More »


Compliance is No Substitute for Commitment

Posted on October 11th, by Gershon Mader in Career Advice. No Comments

Are you part of a compliant or committed organization?

Too many managers and leaders expect and encourage their employees to be compliant. They neglect to fully account for their employees’ desires or opinions.

They assume their employees will automatically commit to a new direction or strategy. They believe they should not have to ask for people’s commitment. … Read More »


Federal and Private Sector Resumes: Re-Think Your Strategy

Posted on October 11th, by Camille Roberts in resumes/cover letters. No Comments

Applying for a position with the Federal government is quite different than applying for a private sector job. A common mistake job seekers make is assuming they can use their private sector resume for a Federal application. If that’s your assumption, you’ll need to re-think your strategy. Your private sector resume will need a major … Read More »