About the Public Sector
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 »
While many occupations carry stereotypes – think lawyer, professor, NFL player – few are less understood than those in state and local government. Media hype and outdated perceptions have led to several misconceptions about people who work in the public sector – from elected officials and administrative staff to mass transit workers.
Misconception #1: Public sector … Read More »
To CIG’s American readers; it is no exaggeration to say that this coming September 18th has the potential to directly affect your life. And for those in Europe; the day certainly will.
The United Kingdom’s relationship with both the USA and the European Union will change forever, as Scotland chooses whether or not to become an … Read More »