About the Public Sector
Chances are you’ve heard of The Golden Rule, which prescribes: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It turns out, there’s a better rule to live and work by: The Platinum Rule.
Unlike The Golden Rule, The Platinum Rule by Dr. Tony Alessandra says to “treat others the way they want to … Read More »
Local government has all the elements a young person yearns for in a profession. The work you do is rewarding and immediate, the people you meet are bright and accomplished, and the communities you work in are strong, vibrant and itching for fresh blood to contribute to them.
According to the University of North Carolina Chapel … Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
When presented with the opportunity to prepare a guest post for Careers in Government, I struggled to identify a topic that would be applicable for the wide audience touched by their web and social media presence.
Having spent quite a bit of time providing classification and compensation consulting, I could speak with some authority on best … Read More »
Public-private partnerships have been utilized successfully as an alternative to finance repairs enabling new infrastructure, such as those for roads and bridges.
What has not been discussed is employing P3s for the improvement of our education infrastructure, such as school buildings, curriculum development, or school review.
This involves contracting the private sector to finance, design, and possibly … Read More »
Life. Is it the end of just the beginning? I went to a funeral yesterday. I have gone to a lot of funerals over the last 12 years of people who expected to be going to mine. It reminded me again of how we can all be so busy living, we forget about dying.
We want … Read More »
International development masters programs are ideal for those interested in all aspects of eliminating global poverty, including improving health and education services, creating a sustainable food supply, developing economic institutions, and promoting safety, human rights, and rule of law. International development studies offer a solid foundation in several disciplines, such as political science, sociology, and … Read More »
I am a public-sector entrepreneur. I must help people with my work; it is my oxygen. My personal mission statement is: “To help people make connections that help them live their dreams.” That is why I feel blessed to be the new Executive Director of the Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS).
During my … Read More »