About the Public Sector
The words you speak have power because it represent your mindset. If you speak negatively, then your mind is only focus on the negativity, which leads to negative behavior.
For example, if you tell others that you don’t qualify for a job, then your mind is focused on the negativity of your lack of qualifications instead … Read More »
The month of May is a month for celebrating new beginnings. Weather patterns are turning, and summer is just around the corner. In the spirit of providing new beginnings for many children who need them, May also happens to be National Foster Care Month.
National Foster Care Month was established in 1988 by Ronald Reagan as … Read More »
There’s nothing worse than that gut wrenching feeling of buyer’s remorse. You have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of your expensive, shiny new gadget and have high expectations. You open the box and find that it is beautifully wrapped. You unpack it, plug it in, and . . .
Nothing. It’s a dud!
If you bought it … Read More »
In today’s competitive job search market, it is crucial that you are networking and conducting your search using multiple venues. If you’re just checking online job posts, or skimming over the classifieds in your local paper-then you’re missing out. Using social media sites to market your skills and expertise is a must-and LinkedIn is the … Read More »
As I continue to evolve professionally, I have taken on the role of running a gender equality initiative with hopes of advancing women in and out of the workplace. Women compose half of the workforce and delivering opportunities, such as advancement and promotions, will benefit us professionally and personally. Delivering these types of opportunities also … Read More »
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 weren’t enough of a challenge, today’s workforce dynamics are more complex than … Read More »
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 contract and you’re waiting to get on the schedule to install this magic box that will solve all your world’s problems? How about gathering together all … Read More »
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 have an employee volunteer program (EVP), it’s the perfect time to do it.
National Volunteer Month has expanded since President Nixon created National Volunteer Week in 1974, … Read More »
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 memories correlates with a larger narrative this country has experienced.
I less … Read More »
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 come to a recognition that are several valuable elements for reaching you career goals. These include: 1) being able to network and build relationships; 2) having … Read More »