Expert Advice to Improve Your Diversity Goals

Expert Advice to Improve Your Diversity Goals

It is known that diversity and inclusion practices are beneficial for businesses, their workforce, their customers, and communities. These practices can mean any number of things to many- creating balance within gender, race, sexual orientation, or something else....

Information Governance Insights: Failure Is Not an Option

Information Governance Insights: Failure Is Not an Option

An information governance program is a massive undertaking and, as with anything worth doing, there are a number of things that could go wrong. In this month's article I'd like to look at a few of the more common issues you might encounter as you develop your program...

Plan for a Career After Policing – 5 Things You Can Do

Plan for a Career After Policing – 5 Things You Can Do

This is for cops who want a second career. After 26 years of police work, 11 years in a second career, and five years of retirement, I get the opportunity to look back and see what worked . . . and what didn’t. My life and careers had the usual ups and downs, all...

Change Isn’t Easy

Change Isn’t Easy

Let’s change something! How fun! (Sarcasm font.) How do you react to change? Many people don’t like it. They don’t welcome it, at least not at the start. I’ve had to adapt to change physically. I have CMT, a neurologic disease that causes calf atrophy, foot drop, and...

How to Engage with an Introverted Co-Worker

How to Engage with an Introverted Co-Worker

Sometimes it’s like working with Eeyore--well, maybe more cheerful than that, but still reserved. You try your best to engage with that introverted coworker. You encourage her to participate in teambuilding activities. You invite him to lunch. You ask for her input....

Building a Team or Team Building; there’s a Difference?

Building a Team or Team Building; there’s a Difference?

In the early days of my career I had many mentors, some formal and some informal.  One thing was for certain: I learned a little something from everybody regarding team building. From some, I learned very specific lessons on how not to treat people or how not to lead...

Dress for Success in Your Government Career

Dress for Success in Your Government Career

The creation of a viable professional image is more complex than we might imagine. When we consider our professional image and how others view us, we assess the differences between how we wish to be seen (confident, reliable, hard-working) against how we believe we...

Managing Your Brand When Work Isn’t the Right Fit

Managing Your Brand When Work Isn’t the Right Fit

Congratulations. After weeks, or months, of job hunting, not only did you locate your “dream job” but they liked you and hired you. You’re excited to start contributing to this organization, especially as they appear ready to let you implement your brilliant ideas at...

Workplace Etiquette and Manners

Workplace Etiquette and Manners

From the little I have been able to piece together, workplace etiquette and manners are held as a priori - especially when it comes to analyzing situations with our stereotypical glasses. There is an assumption in our education and to a greater extent our public lives...

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