3 Ways to Build Employee Engagement

3 Ways to Build Employee Engagement

You probably know that employee engagement is one of those proven, critical factors for supporting an organization’s immediate and long-term health. But according to a recent Gallup poll of approximately 100 million Americans who hold full-time jobs, only 30% of...
Effective Government Communicators

Effective Government Communicators

A government of the people, by the people, for the people, cannot exist without effective communications on behalf of and about government. Without communication, citizens would not know how to access programs that make lives better, would not know about the services...
Start Your Career in IT: How To Gain Experience

Start Your Career in IT: How To Gain Experience

Last month, we began our journey with part one of a four part mini-series titled, Start Your Career in IT. This series of articles have been constructed using years of my own experience to provide fundamental steps you can take today as you continue the path of...
Government Communicators: The Inside Track

Government Communicators: The Inside Track

For as long as there have been government communicators and media who report on government, there has been lively debate on the function and value of government communicators. My post today adds to that discussion between the “flacks” and the “hacks” whose symbiotic...
Consequence Management Boosts Accountability

Consequence Management Boosts Accountability

Every leader, manager, and supervisor in or out of the government sector struggles to hold team members and teams accountable for performance or for values. One senior leader told me, “It’s so hard to hold people accountable when you’ve known them for years and years....
Leadership & Caring Dangerously

Leadership & Caring Dangerously

“I’m not here to be your friend, I’m here to be your boss.” “I’m not paid to be nice, I’m paid to get results.” “If you don’t like it, go work at McDonalds.” I wish Apple would create a Boss Translator App so we could all know what our bosses really mean when, under...
Start Your Career in IT

Start Your Career in IT

Have you started college recently and decided on majoring in computer science, information technology, or other IT related field of study? Maybe you have considered a career change and information technology has caught your attention. You might even be a recent...
Beating Workplace Burnout

Beating Workplace Burnout

“I’m so done…” or “I don’t even care anymore …” Whether you’ve uttered those words yourself (in your mind, or to your manager), or heard them from an employee, chances are, you’ve heard the telltale catchphrase of job burnout. By definition, burnout is the...
How to Make the Most of Your Mentor

How to Make the Most of Your Mentor

Personal relationships are the best way to make connections in a career and to learn about specific professions and jobs. If you have a personal connection with someone higher up in your field, that kind of mentor-mentee relationship can be invaluable – but only if...
Does this Desk make me look fat?

Does this Desk make me look fat?

As many of you can attest the mindless paperwork that accounts for the majority of the work we do as civil servants is a must in order to prove we worked and deliver the transparency required of people working in the public trust. Not sure about the rest of you but I...
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