Should We Grab Coffee Sometime?

Should We Grab Coffee Sometime?

Should We Grab Coffee Sometime? BETH BEUTLER Beth Beutler is the founder and executive director of HOPE Unlimited. “Let’s grab coffee sometime.”  Should We? “We should grab coffee.” How do you respond when someone suggests that? Do you add the coffee appointment to...
Police Retirement: Set a Date

Police Retirement: Set a Date

Police Retirement: Set a Date JOHN ELDRIDGE   Author of award-winning book Second Careers for Street Cops. Just do it. Pick a date when you’re going to retire from policing. Now look, you don’t have to panic about the date. It’s not like you’re leaving tomorrow....
Clear Purpose Leads to Meaningful Action

Clear Purpose Leads to Meaningful Action

Clear Purpose Leads to Meaningful Action CHRIS EDMONDS CEO, Purposeful Culture Group If I were to ask your front line staff, “What is your organization’s reason for being?” what would they tell me? There’s one way to find out. Ask them. Many frontline staff I have...
Envy and the Call to Humility

Envy and the Call to Humility

Employee motivation comes in multiple forms. Some are motivated by recognition and the pursuit of job titles while others are content maintaining the status quo. Some stereotypes of government employees suggest veteran municipal workers are content holding the same...
The Word is Culture

The Word is Culture

Back in January 2015, Merriam-Webster selected “culture” as their word of the year for 2014.  Our of more than 100 million queries on their website each month and a similar number on the company’s app, “culture” increased by 15 percent increase this...
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