Military Strong: 239 Years and Counting

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Military Strong: 239 Years and Counting

Posted on July 11th, by Camille Roberts in on the job. No Comments

It’s a well-known fact that “freedom is not free,” but do we give sufficient thanks for the very freedom that permits us to live peacefully where we choose, with our families, and without fear? How many of us think about the expense of our freedom, and how many simply take our freedom for granted? How … Read More »


Dog Brain = Minimal Think

Posted on July 11th, by Marc Plooster in on the job. No Comments

“Dog Brain,” or as it was originally presented to me, “Lizard Brain” is acting with minimal thinking.  I switch the name lizard brain to dog brain not as an insult or infringement to the instructor who uses it in his class, but rather to help clarify and solidify the concept with more commonly understood imagery.  … Read More »


Challenges Confronting a Public Sector CIO

Posted on July 11th, by TL Cox in on the job. No Comments

In “Team of Teams:  New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World,” General Stanley McChrystal explores the challenges he experienced while commanding the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq.  I won’t provide too much detail, as I don’t want to call “spoiler alert” or prevent you from reading the book yourself, but Gen. McChrystal … Read More »


The Importance of Leading with Questions

Posted on July 10th, by Martha Duesterhoft in on the job. 1 Comment

One key attribute that makes leaders successful is having a point of view. You are being paid to be a great thinker and make decisions. However, many make the faulty assumption that they have to come up with all the answers on their own and end up doing more talking than listening.

While I agree leaders do … Read More »


Manage by Modeling and Not by Announcements

Posted on July 10th, by Chris Edmonds in on the job. No Comments

I recently had a discovery call with a new client. I asked my contacts, directors in a medium-sized service business, about the issues they were facing and what outcomes they’d love from the proposed culture initiative.

We learned that changes in their market now require very different behaviors from company staff. The old ways of doing business will … Read More »


6 Signs You Are About to Be Fired

Posted on July 9th, by Rochelle Ceira in on the job. No Comments

Everyone dreads the boot that come flying out of nowhere. I’m not just talking about a flying shoe in the air. I’m talking about termination, pink slips, bye-bye letters, or whatever you want to call it. I hardly believe that anyone would be “pleased” when and if (God forbid) that happens. Layoffs are difficult to … Read More »


Your Interview: 10 Best Questions to Ask

Posted on July 9th, by Gavin Redelman in on the job. No Comments

In a job interview, the majority of the questions are directed at you. Interviews can seem very one-sided and intimidating at times. However at the end of each interview, most employers will leave some time to ask you if you have any questions for them. Some candidates get taken aback by this question or are … Read More »


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 »


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 »