Tackling Resource Allocation Issues in Local Government

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Tackling Resource Allocation Issues in Local Government

Posted on October 22nd, by June Catalano in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Interview panels for higher-level public positions sometimes ask how you would establish priorities for resource allocation.  In order to answer this question, you will need to know more than just the textbook answer.

Most organizations have goals that provide guidance to managers in setting a work program and a short and longer term budget.  It sounds … Read More »


Managing in the Public Sector: Seven Steps for Stellar Success

Posted on June 2nd, by Devora Zack in About the Public Sector, education/training, Trends. No Comments

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde

Do you associate managing with more-is-less, I’m doomed, and it’s-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it? Does thinking about all your managing duties make you queasy?

Take heart! And a Pepto-Bismol while you’re at it. All is not lost. With my modern approach to management, you can shine, even thrive, while delivering performance … Read More »


Avoiding the Serial Applicant Syndrome

Posted on February 2nd, by Lori Sassoon in About the Public Sector, Trends. 1 Comment

Step 1: Don’t apply for the job.
Step 2: Repeat, as needed.

Sometimes your job search can feel like a numbers game – the more applications you send in, the better the odds that you’ll land that dream position, right?  Well, what may have worked when you were in high school, looking for a summer job at … Read More »


Managing For People Who Hate Managing

Posted on February 1st, by Devora Zack in Career Advice, on the job. No Comments

Congratulations! You’re a manager in the public sector. You have been bestowed with the opportunity to manage others while simultaneously managing yourself. Overwhelmed, frustrated, exhausted? Work life spiraling out of control?