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 »


The Root of All Diversity

As 2015 reluctantly winds down to its final days, I find a highly-charged momentum continues on a topic that has become and will seemingly remain among the most important... Read More »


Office Etiquette for the Holiday Season

December is here!  Some places have already seen snow, shoppers are recovering from Black Friday madness, and all of you are looking forward to the many celebrations that take... Read More »


Are You Interested in a Freelance Writing Career?

One of the great things about government is that unless something cataclysmic happens, there will always be a government and it will always need contractors in various forms. Freelance... Read More »


Twitter Basics for Local Government: The Why and How

Everybody tweets.  Chances are your employees tweet from their mobile phones while they’re on the clock.  Yes, even government employees.  Some are probably very good at Twitter, using it... Read More »


Start Acting Like a Consultant!

With over 30 years under my belt as an independent consultant, I’ve learned much about how to make life work and work come alive. It has been a fun... Read More »


What To Do When You’re Under Review

With the government putting pressure on local councils to make savings and work more efficiently, it is becoming increasingly common for directorates within local government authorities to go through... Read More »


Retirement in Government: The Silver Tsunami

Stay Ahead of the Silver Tsunami

Here at Hennepin County – Minnesota’s most populous county – we’re preparing for the silver tsunami. Almost 43% of our 8,000 employees are preparing... Read More »


How to Start Your IT Career in 2016

Let’s talk careers this month. Although CIG focuses in public sector employment, career advice is somewhat agnostic. Advice regarding interviewing, resume writing, and career search methods are mostly applicable... Read More »


Social Work: Start Your Career Here

In 1993, there were 111 accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) programs and 54 Doctor of Social Work (DSW) programs in the U.S. Today, most colleges and universities offer... Read More »