Management Secret #1: There Are No Secrets

Management Secret #1: There Are No Secrets

Don’t read posts that have either numbers or the word “secrets” in the title! The internet has been filled with management advice for many years. Recently a new formula for management and leadership posts has been emerging: 1) The problem is stated, often through a...

Are You Likable Enough to Have a Fulfilling Career?

Are You Likable Enough to Have a Fulfilling Career?

We all have worked with people who build a career based on their deep skills and expertise. However, how many of those people find themselves “derailed” or “topped out” as they move up in an organization because they are difficult and no one really wants to deal with...

Change Your Team Culture and Make Everyone Come Along

Change Your Team Culture and Make Everyone Come Along

Culture change in government organizations has made headlines recently. The interim VA Chief, Robert McDonald, is committed to changing the culture there. “Trust has been compromised,” McDonald explained. Lots of organizations have cultures that don’t serve well. For...

Police Gatekeepers

Police Gatekeepers

“The new generation of officers only cares about themselves” was the exclamation that came from a police supervisor in a recent 3-day Leader Skills program that I was teaching. The collection of supervisors and managers in attendance ranged in age from their late 20’s...

Unplug: Do More With Less

Unplug: Do More With Less

These days, it seems almost impossible to unplug. Around every conference table, in every coffee shop, and even at home, faces are constantly aglow from the light of our mobile technology. In most meetings I attend, every attendee has their laptops open or their iPads...

The New Boss Is Here!

The New Boss Is Here!

The arrival of a new leader to any organization is an event with a variety of feelings, expectations and suppositions. “What’s he/she like?” “What’s he/she know about us?” “How will he/she be different than our previous leader?” “What will he/she change around here?”...

Teaching Millennials to Take Risks

Teaching Millennials to Take Risks

Imagine if the Paparazzi followed you around everywhere you went making public everything you did. That’s what it’s like to be a Millennial. Their lives have been documented and made public since before they were born. Parents can be the most devoted publicists. My...

Project Management Expertise: Public-Private Partnerships

Project Management Expertise: Public-Private Partnerships

It is important for professionals to have an understanding of the skills necessary within 3Ps as they are increasingly employed. Project management is an important component within public-private partnerships. A project can be defined as a specific set of operations...

Does Talent Really Exist?

Does Talent Really Exist?

Watched live by over 12-million people last month, Mat Franco became the first magician to win America’s Got Talent and preparation for the show’s return next year is already underway. Rightly so - the best skills, knacks and party tricks are handed center stage for...

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