Information Governance Insights: Preparation Leads to Success

Last month we discussed finding a vendor and selecting software for an electronic document management system. So what do you do while the procurement people fight over the... Read More »


Social Media Baggage and Your First Big Opportunity

The past few years have been terrible for Millennials. They’ve faced limited job prospects and mountains of debt. Even when unemployment hit a low of 5.4 percent in May 2015, they... Read More »


Suspending Assumptions in Communications

While walking on the beaches of Oceanside, California a couple of weeks ago, my family and I ventured onto the pier to take in the sights and sounds along... Read More »


Start a Government Employee Volunteer Program!

Do you have multiple employees within your municipal organization who give back to your community through volunteering with nonprofits?  If so, April is their month, and if you don’t... Read More »


“Gen Eric” Is Killing Your Job Search

Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, Millennials, have one thing in common that causes hiring leaders to hand slap their heads—it’s the use of a “Gen Eric” resume.  Generic... Read More »


Networking Tips for Veterans & Others

Veterans often feel lost when they begin seeking employment outside the military. If you’re a veteran you need to know that networking will play a big part in your... Read More »


3 Steps to Eliminating Bullying at Work

Have you seen bullying behavior at work? Have you experienced bullying yourself? Bullying is extremely common. Stand by for some shocking statistics!   I am a huge proponent of creating high... Read More »

Core Democratic Values

Core Democratic Values (CDVs) are the only topic I remember learning in first and second grade.  However, beginning in third grade and beyond, I don’t remember CDVs being as... Read More »


Ingredients for a Successful Career Path: N-C-E

Ingredients for a successful career path: networking, communications, and developing subject matter expertise

In reflecting over the span of my career in government (and in the private sector) I have... Read More »


Women in the Workplace: The Benefits of Mentorship

Women are in need of mentors in order to gain the proper skills, learn how to build a wide network, access to role models, acceptance and affirmation, and ultimate... Read More »


Networking: Beyond the Job Application

Ann Eastham, Career Coach

When you’re a job seeker, the biggest frustration is by far the process of applying for jobs online and never knowing if your application is even... Read More »


A Tribute to a Great, Ordinary Man

Jack Quigley was an ordinary man. A lovely ordinary man. Sometimes we forget that the word ”extraordinary” is primarily composed of the word “ordinary”.

Before I left for my surgery... Read More »


9 Strategies for Increasing Your Listening Power

I have often been accused of not listening very well. I know that sometimes I just become preoccupied and so I fake it, hoping that the other person won’t... Read More »


A Serving Leader’s Ego

The following is excerpted from their book, The Serving Leader. In this excerpt, Mike, who has been called to help his dying father’s leadership project, goes to visit a... Read More »


4 Tips on How to Manage a Micro Manager

“Have you done the job?”, “Let me know the updates after every 15 minutes”, “Why don’t you skip your lunch and take up more work?”

Are you tired of listening... Read More »


How to Win over Your Boss!

Is your boss always staring at you, making those un-happy faces when passing by? If that really upsets you and you want to nail it right, just take a... Read More »


5 Ways to Stop Wasting Time on Conference Calls

Perhaps you’ve been on one of these soul-sucking calls. There are lots of updates, most of which don’t require any action on your part. It would be politically incorrect... Read More »


4 Assumptions That Derail Decision-Making

Leaders face tough decisions every day. Great leaders make decisions every day. But how when there is scientific proof that the brain actually shuts down when faced with tough... Read More »