Climb Your Mountain

I have always liked the analogy of a mountain, for life.

Mountains are great things. They are unique. They are serene and solemn and strong. They are spectacular, both from... Read More »


Women’s Leadership: Challenging Our Social Norms

Women are equally qualified for leadership positions as their male counterparts, however, less of us continue to fill political and corporate leadership positions. Most Americans find women indistinguishable from... Read More »


Of Bridges and Connections

Life can often be described as a set of imperfect parts that occasionally come together in a perfect opportunity.  In many cases, those opportunities are natural, uninfluenced and easily... Read More »


Boost Your Career with 7 Personal Powers

What personal powers do you have at your fingertips? What have you got going for you because of who you are, your natural tendencies, your experience and what you’ve... Read More »


Team Culture: Bring on the Change

The demands on federal, state, and municipal offices continue to grow. Citizens want products and services from those offices delivered efficiently. They also expect high quality customer service from... Read More »

Informational Interview Tips

Informational interviews are a great way to network, meet professionals in your field and gain advice about moving forward in your career.  Informational interviews take of the pressure of... Read More »


Information Governance Insights: The Exceptions

It is a constant in life that, no matter how perfect, there is always an exception to every rule. This is true in your Information Governance program as well.We... Read More »


Employee Retention: 5 Tips

Employee retention is critical to every business – including “high turnover” industries like childcare, automotive, retail, and more. Research shows that replacing an employee can cost up to 20... Read More »


Government Leadership Needs More Women

Back in 1981, just 13 percent of chief administrative officers in government were women. Since then, that number hasn’t budged.

It’s staggering to see what little progress has occurred in... Read More »


Don’t Fear YouTube!

YouTube can be a very frightening place.  Whether you’re a YouTuber user or you’re setting up a channel, if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can end up... Read More »


Police Officers: Networking into a Second Career

Cops have the best networks. The bond between police officers is strong and builds a unique community of trust. Think about it. All those life and death situations that... Read More »


Bringing Storytime to the Boardroom and the Classroom

Think back to the last great presentation that you watched. How did the speaker begin? Did he or she start by jumping right into the details or did they... Read More »


Social Science Celebrated

Why are the arts celebrated?  Why are STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs heavily supported?  Why are efforts to advance professions successful?  Why DON’T we equally celebrate, support,... Read More »


Information Governance: Communication & Training Plans

It’s not SOP if nobody knows about it

We’ve been talking for months about how to build an Information Governance program for your organization. You’ve got a steering committee in... Read More »


Who Are “YOU” When You Do What You Do?

Do people – employees, peers, bosses, customers, everyone – feel valued when they interact with you? Do they feel listened to – and heard? Do they feel you make... Read More »


A Positive Article About Dying!

I appreciate my demise is a regular theme of my writing. But maybe it is important that I prompt contemplation of this huge, inevitable event that most of us... Read More »


Unleashing the Potential of Women Entrepreneurs

Recent studies have shown that women are half as likely than men to start a business. While this is a gender equality issue, it is also an economic one.... Read More »


Fear of Hacking Could Send Your Resume Packing

By Courtney Bousquet Career Coach at American Public University

In the day and age of digital resumes and job applications you could be hurting yourself by doing this simple and common... Read More »