Why Senior Leaders Have the Ultimate Responsibility

Creating a compelling team vision is a terrific activity for engaging team members in the core work of the team.

Leaders, What Do Your People Need Right Now?

Taking a moment to identify individual and group needs and then deliberately making the effort to address those needs will greatly enhance your leadership and the effectiveness of your team.

How Generation Z Could Solve the Water Workforce’s Talent Problem

These digital natives are already disrupting several other industries and modernizing how companies conduct business. The water industry is perfectly suited for this disruption.

How to Spot the Sunk Cost Fallacy

When it comes to your career, sunk costs are everywhere. To help you spot and avoid them, Coupon Chief created an infographic with helpful advice to keep you out of the sunk cost trap. Whether you’re hunting for the next great job opportunity or figuring out how to change careers, it’s important to recognize sunk costs and avoid the fallacy.

Coronavirus and Confinement

One thing is certain, more change is sure to come as the Coronavirus continues to consume lives and we all learn to deal with confinement.

Celebrating Public Service and Public Servants

We often hear leaders say that employees are their organization’s most important resource. Unfortunately, too often this is just a slogan.

College Isn’t Enough Anymore

College Isn’t Enough Anymore

One of the most common statements recent college graduates say is, “I don’t know why I can’t find a job, even if I went to a good college.” They seem confused when they send out 50 resumes, and only get 2 responses back. Why is this the case? On the flip side,...

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Does an MPA degree help in a career pursuit?

Does an MPA degree help in a career pursuit?

What if you are in a particular job that you love and you would like get promoted or advance in your organization? Obtaining a master’s degree in Public Administration or Public Policy is definitely an achievement that could assist you developing a career with lasting...

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Is an HR Career Right For You?

Is an HR Career Right For You?

I have had this HR career conversation with many a person looking to get into the field of Human Resources.  Often it is with either a student who has commenced their studies in HR or has just graduated from an HR program.  Sometimes this discussion takes place with...

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Crisis in Blue Within the Policing Profession

Crisis in Blue Within the Policing Profession

Over the next 20 years, and more importantly the next five years, we will see a huge rush of Baby Boomers and older Generation Xers exiting the workplace and entering into their retirement years. This organizational memory and labor exodus is especially true of the...

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Public Service: A Passion

Public Service: A Passion

When I started the University of North Carolina MPA program in August 2013, I knew that I had a passion for public service and that I was attracted to government work. But I wasn’t sure what level of government would be the best fit for my interests. In a previous...

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Lessons From the Possum

Lessons From the Possum

I once had a possum on my sorting line.  Weird way to start an article I know but bear with me.  The possum had come in the back of a garbage truck with a load to my transfer station.  Who knows how he got there, one can only guess it was in the container when the...

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