Gifts come in many forms – a kind word, a selfless promise kept, a kind deed. During this season of giving and receiving, do you have a preferred style of gift giving? Have you considered a non-traditional gift from an expert in their field? I’m talking about a gift of service – the gift of … Read More »
Business. Politics. Education. Public Health. Communications. Job-seekers are realizing a new reality: most careers – down to the local level – have an international component to them. It’s all global now.
Whether you’re interested in the public, private, or non-governmental sector, you cannot escape the internationalization of the job market. An understanding of international affairs is … Read More »
Culture change in government organizations has made headlines recently. The interim VA Chief, Robert McDonald, is committed to changing the culture there. “Trust has been compromised,” McDonald explained.
Lots of organizations have cultures that don’t serve well. For example, GM continues to announce massive automobile recalls for ignition problems that they’d documented for years. The recent airbag inflator recall has impacted 14 … Read More »
Trying to find a job while you’re unemployed can be a frustrating experience. You wake up and grab your morning coffee, hoping that just maybe you’ll have an email from a friend with a lead, and when that doesn’t happen you end up surfing the same job sites or canvassing the same neighborhoods, continually steeling … Read More »
Have you ever been asked what you specialize in? Many personal branding experts argue you have to show you are a specialist in something in order for your voice to be heard amid the competitive noise. Being a generalist can appear anonymous. Is that fair?
Specialists can have their downside too as Mark Babbitt of YouTern.com … Read More »
“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 »
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 »
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 »