Is Conventional Productivity Wisdom Truly Wise?

Is Conventional Productivity Wisdom Truly Wise?

“Don’t check your email first thing in the morning.” “Only check email at set times during the day.” “Make appointments for important tasks.” There’s no shortage of productivity advice out there between blogs, books, presentations and workshops. Often, you will hear...

Your Career: What is the Return on Inertia?

Your Career: What is the Return on Inertia?

Talk with any company owner of any size and they will say that their business can’t grow unless they invest at some point. Successful businesses know when to invest, seize opportunities and take risks to grow. It’s the same with your career. Effective career...

How to Get a Job as a Local Government Lawyer

How to Get a Job as a Local Government Lawyer

It may come as a surprise that the government isn’t always the first pick of employment for J.D. graduates. Most prefer the more competitive option: private law firms. This goes without saying that there are enough strong arguments why working for the government is...

How Well Do You Know the People That Work for You?

How Well Do You Know the People That Work for You?

In her book "Dare to Serve" my good friend Cheryl Bachelder, CEO of Popeyes Chicken asks: "How well do you know the people that work for you?" Cheryl then asks: "Do you know the three of four events of their lives that have shaped who they are today?" This has now...

What Are the Top Skills Employers Look for in a Candidate?

What Are the Top Skills Employers Look for in a Candidate?

There are a number of vital skills employers looking for when considering candidates to hire.  Whether you earn your college degree online or in a classroom setting, it is crucial to be aware of these attributes and decision influencers to best position yourself for...

Mirroring Margaret’s Management Mojo

Mirroring Margaret’s Management Mojo

It’s safe to say that Margaret is one of the finest managers I’ve ever met. She’s a rare combination of great insight, intelligence, forward thought, deep caring, tremendous leadership, problem solving skills extraordinaire and so much more. So, you may ask, why...

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 year over the...

Improve Results by Replacing Accountability with Capability

Improve Results by Replacing Accountability with Capability

Every day, many times across America; A six-year old sits in the corner in “Time Out” for a specific length of time for performance or behavior problems. A 15-year old is grounded for a specific length of time for performance or behavior problems. A 50-year old team...

Information Governance Insights: Who’s The Boss

Information Governance Insights: Who’s The Boss

Every organization I’ve ever dealt with has always grappled with the issue of what to do with the Records Management group. The trend hasn’t gotten any easier with the evolution into Information Governance, if anything it has become more difficult. After all where...

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