“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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The arrival of a new leader to any organization is an event with a variety of feelings, expectations and suppositions.
“What’s he/she like?”
“What’s he/she know about us?”
“How will he/she be different than our previous leader?”
“What will he/she change around here?”
Maybe that last question isn’t so far down on people’s lists. But what is certain is that people … Read More »
Are you interested in pursuing a career in the U.S. government? More than 20 million Americans are working in or seeking employment in the public sector. Indeed, public sector jobs provide attractive benefits including job stability, comprehensive health care coverage, early retirement and student loan forgiveness, which are all major assets in a recovering but … Read More »
Soon after I turned 16, I took a young lady on a date around the lake late at night to watch the moon come up. When it was time to go home, I started the car, drove maybe a quarter mile, and the car stopped. In shock I noticed that the gas gauge registered “E.” … Read More »