Put Your Priorities in the Right Order

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Put Your Priorities in the Right Order

Posted on March 9th, by Liam Ryan in education/training. No Comments

People often ask me how my attitude to life has changed on both sides of my cancer ordeal. Sometimes, rather than embark on a detailed explanation, I just tell the following story.

U2 embarked on a World tour in 2005 with 3 big dates in their home city, Dublin. I had seen the band, many times, … Read More »


Push Beyond the Comfort Zone

Posted on March 9th, by John Manning in education/training. No Comments

Part of leading yourself is learning when to challenge yourself at strategic moments in your professional life. When I look back at my career, several big professional growth spurts were directly attributable to when I pushed my comfort zone. These were times in which I had little or no experience with a particular area or … Read More »


The Adaptation of Metrics: From Baseball to the Badge

Posted on March 9th, by Stan Skipworth in education/training. No Comments

In the Fall of 2003, I happened upon a book about one of my favorite subjects—baseball—and by the time I had completed reading Moneyball, I had found a way to pierce through some of the most daunting challenges facing leaders of organizations:  How to find talented personnel when the organization is much less financially-resourced than … Read More »


Government Security & Information Assurance Training

Posted on March 9th, by Lauren Willison in education/training. No Comments

Advanced technology has brought incredible progress to society, but it’s not without its faults. Chief among them is faulty information security, which breeds identity theft, viruses, malware and hacking, to name a few.

The biggest defense against these threats is information assurance experts, who use a combination of computer science and information technology knowledge to protect … Read More »


KPIs for Life: Understanding Organizational Management

Posted on February 13th, by Marc Plooster in education/training. No Comments

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 matter I am realizing.  Specifically, the way performance measurement initiatives are structured is only as important as their ability to create common understanding among employees.

To test … Read More »


George Washington’s Vision For National Banking

Posted on February 12th, by Danita Dyess in About the Public Sector. No Comments

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 industry. Washington said, “A people…who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their advantages may achieve almost anything.”

Washington presided over … Read More »


Information Governance Insights: The Magic Black Box

Posted on February 11th, by Robin Woolen in education/training. No Comments

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, security and availability of information throughout the information governance lifecycle. We’ve built a program from the ground up and it’s working as intended. However, the amount … Read More »


How Government Can Utilize Niche Social Media

Posted on February 10th, by H.E. James in education/training. No Comments

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.  Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are the top tools to coordinate a social media campaign for any organization, even a local government.

However, there are a few smaller … Read More »


A Journey to End the Journey

Posted on February 9th, by Liam Ryan in education/training. 1 Comment

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 the mountain from analogy to reality.  By then any remaining doubts that my recovery was not both incredible and complete had evaporated completely. Miraculously, my second … Read More »


Of Leaders and Teams

Posted on February 7th, by Stan Skipworth in education/training. No Comments

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 assess, understand and respond to challenges facing their organizations.

We’ve already seen that bridges are very much like leaders of today, in that they must be capable … Read More »