Tag: Government work
It’s January 2015! Time to set some goals!! Let’s see…eat right, exercise, lose weight, and spend time perfecting our federal job application package. If we were honest, we might admit that we establish the same goals year after year without doing anything – or maybe the right thing – about them. So perhaps it’s time … Read More »
Administrators and managers typically author and publish organizational policies, rules, and standards. But when it comes to actually defining those standards, and the meaning and purpose of those rules, the leaders of the organization will develop common understandings and commitments through those they lead.
These definitions, and more importantly the understanding they support, contribute to the tone of the … Read More »
As a public service professional, you may have a strong will to work for the federal government. The skills and knowledge that you may have learned through experience or through your MPA program could be utilized by pursuing a career in local government. Making procedures work more effectively, making a difference in your local city … Read More »
People are often surprised at the decisions local government officials and business leaders make. It’s common to hear individuals say “What the heck were they thinking” when they made that decision? Since I enjoyed fantastic careers in both local government and business I observed the decision making processes of governmental bodies and senior business teams … Read More »
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 »
“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 »
It is important for professionals to have an understanding of the skills necessary within 3Ps as they are increasingly employed. Project management is an important component within public-private partnerships. A project can be defined as a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal and not a routine operation. A project team typically … Read More »
What if I told you that over the next five to 10 years a significant number (potentially over 35%) of local government workers will retire? You would probably respond, “Tell me something that I don’t know.”
Most people are aware of the retirement wave, but very few recognize the environment that local governments will be forced … 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 »
What are YOU doing to get in the game?
It’s that time of the year again, the time when every major sport is at front and center. The major sports are in full swing or have just wrapped up. The regular season for basketball has just begun, Hockey and Football recently began their 98th and 95th … Read More »