Leadership: Rapture or Rupture?

Thankfully, there are a few things a leader can do to create moments of rapture rather than rupture.

New Year, New Salary Increase: Are You Ready to Negotiate Yours?

Negotiation is an invaluable career and communication skill. Once you learn how to negotiate for a salary once, you can do it over and over again.

Creating a Humanitarian Career Track for Yourself in the Public Sector

You may feel it is more of a priority to pursue a career that has a meaningful humanitarian impact on the lives of those in greatest need.

4 Ways Local Governments Can Use Technology to Better Serve Their Citizens

Nationwide, cities, counties, and municipalities solve problems, deliver essential services and improve policies to benefit residents.

2022 Data trends and the Government-Private Cooperation Pipeline

What is the role of government in society? Should it regulate everything, should it leave the private sector alone, or should a mixed model be adopted?

Remote Digital Marketing Careers: The New World of Working Globally

One of the industries that has been working remotely for some time (and thriving) is the digital marketing industry.

What is Art?

What is Art?

In the movie, Mona Lisa Smile, Julia Roberts plays Katherine Ann Watson, a new faculty member at Wellesley College, teaching a course on the ‘History of Art’.  Sensing a significant energy and tension among the students, Watson arrives one day to present a specific...

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The New Torches and Pitchforks

The New Torches and Pitchforks

We've all heard that actions speak louder than words but I don't think that is an axiom we can decry with a certainty any longer; in part, as a result of the power of the social media sound bites. The tag line or sound bite from an incident is often more powerful and...

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The Cycle of Life

The Cycle of Life

I hugged my eldest son, Christy, two weeks ago, probably for the first time. He was about to disappear through the departure gates to board a flight to Dubai and begin a new chapter of his life with Emirate Airlines. Grown men don’t often embrace but we both knew this...

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A Side-By-Side Boss

A Side-By-Side Boss

In the CBS television show, Undercover Boss, senior leaders in these companies learn about the work lives that their employees experience, although in an unusual and perhaps somewhat directed, way. But the concept is solid. In the high performance, values-aligned...

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Is Your Workforce Engaged?

Is Your Workforce Engaged?

According to a recent Gallup study, a mere 30 percent of the workforce is engaged. So if 30 percent of your employees are engaged, 70 percent are disengaged. Additional research by Gallup reveals that engaged workers are the most innovative. As if motivating employees...

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Core Democratic Values

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 integral to the social studies curriculum.  At the risk of generalizing, the shift of my...

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