KPIs for Life: Understanding Organizational Management

I am working on a new but familiar project focusing on performance management and key performance indicators (KPIs).  The framework and presentation of a performance management system does not... Read More »


Don’t Just Manage Results: Manage Heads, Hearts & Hands

If you see your job as managing processes and results, you’re doing half of the effective leader’s job. The other half? Managing people’s energy – and inspiring them bringing... Read More »


Resume Advice: Numbers Speak Louder Than Words

We’ve all heard the phrase “actions speak louder than words.”  Well, when it comes to resumes, numbers speak louder than words.  When you start changing your resume to be... Read More »


George Washington’s Vision For National Banking

It’s February and time to celebrate George Washington’s birthday, February 22, 1732. Washington, the 1st President of the United States, greatly contributed to foundation of the banking and finance... Read More »


Leadership: Making The Difference

“Leadership is a word on everyone’s lips. The young attack it and the old grow wistful of it. Parents have lost it and police seek it. Experts claim it... Read More »


Information Governance Insights: The Magic Black Box

We’ve talked a lot about Information Governance and the goal of increasing the productivity of employees, lower costs, increase operational opportunities, and cover downside risk by providing consistency, integrity,... Read More »


How Government Can Utilize Niche Social Media

If you have been reading GovTalk the last few months, you should have some direction on how to use the three largest social media platforms to your entity’s advantage. ... Read More »


Paid Leave: A Women’s or Economic Issue?

For years paid leave has been viewed as a women’s issue or an inconsequential one. The truth is that paid leave has known economic and employer benefits. So why... Read More »


A Journey to End the Journey

In my previous article I described how I often use the analogy of a mountain to help me tackle the challenges of life. But in 2007 I actually moved... Read More »


Want a new job? Don’t make these 2 mistakes!

Want a sparkly new job this year?

Wouldn’t that feel great to wake up loving work?

If only job searching wasn’t the least fun thing known to man.

There are a few... Read More »


Of Leaders and Teams

In the first of this two-part series, we used illustrations of bridges as we looked at the power of external forces and the active perspective leaders employ to swiftly... Read More »


How to Get Your Career in Gear!

When’s the last time you stepped back and really took inventory of your career? Do you have a solid plan? How will you ensure this year is better than... Read More »


Everyday Innovation

We met for breakfast in the antique Foshay Tower (now a W Hotel) in Minneapolis.  My breakfast guest was the renowned cartoonist, John Bush.  Now deceased, his syndicated cartoons... Read More »


Motivational Junk Food: What’s the Problem?

The Problem with Feeding People Motivational Junk Food

Excerpt from Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work … And What Does by Susan Fowler. 

Be careful of being driven. If you are... Read More »


The Promise of Leadership

By Bob Anderson and Bill Adams

When we step into positions of leadership, we make a whole set of promises we may not know we are making. These promises are... Read More »


Interview Tips for a Career in Public Utilities

As I’ve said many times before, preparation is the key to a good job interview. Each industry is a little bit different and if you’re looking for a job... Read More »


Comfortable in Your Career? 4 Things You Need to Do Now!

You may be comfortable in your career because your job is all you know and you are afraid to leave or you are happy with what you are doing... Read More »


How To Use Serendipity For Your Career

What if you adopted the mindset of serendipity? 2016 is a Leap Year and practicing the skills may just help you learn to leap in your job and career... Read More »