If you have decided the first or next step in your career should be getting a job in a governmental agency, there are a few things you need to make yourself ready for. The entire job hunting process is different than with private companies and simply navigating the usajobs.gov website may prove difficult. Hopefully, we … Read More »
In the movie, Mona Lisa Smile, Julia Roberts plays Katherine Ann Watson, a new faculty member at Wellesley College, teaching a course on the ‘History of Art’. Sensing a significant energy and tension among the students, Watson arrives one day to present a specific question to the class:
What is Art? And just as importantly, when do … Read More »
Local governments will soon need to replace more than one-third of their employees as Baby Boomers begin to retire en masse over the next decade. Fortunately, as challenging as it might be to gain entry, interest in landing one these jobs after graduation remains as high as ever among Millennial college students.
While this may seem ideal, many of … Read More »
To speed up in a frenzied world, one must first stop and rethink. But if you are a CEO or business leader seeking fresh insight on how to fundamentally change your organization’s leadership equation, the quest can be exhausting. Two things are true about the current state of guidance on how to grow leaders faster:
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I had just finished a leadership seminar with a group of government supervisors and managers. It was a great session with good interaction. I was reviewing the 20 Feedback Sheets and there it was. Among the 8’s, 9’s and 10’s, there was a SIX! What do they mean? How dare they? Who do they think … Read More »
Research conducted by Jago in 1982 identified that good leaders are made and not born. A person who has the desire and willpower to become a leader can easily become one because Good leadership can be developed through an infinite process of training, self-study, experience and education.
In order to have a team that has a … Read More »
The profile of employees are fundamentally changing with assimilation of a new generation into the workforce. Millennials refer to the generation born between 1982 and 1994. They will constitute up to 50 percent of the U.S. workforce by 2020 and 75 percent of the global workforce by 2030. This means that companies, organizations and government agencies will … Read More »
One of the most difficult tasks that every Information Governance program must deal with is getting rid of information assets that have exceeded the retention schedule. This is particularly true at the beginning of the program. There’s several reasons for it; nobody likes other people “messing with their stuff”, people don’t get rid of … Read More »
A Job Is Like Transportation
If a personal car is transportation of choice, one vehicle generally does not last forever. I acknowledge there are cars whose owner remains the original driver. A one owner classic car may be like a family business which sounds like a great idea, but it’s not for everyone. Another main mode … Read More »
Gender diversity is an important and admirable objective. However, it is not just a women’s issue or one that requires consideration, debates, and discussion. Setting goals is also commendable but how do we achieve them? Gender diversity is a complex societal and economic issue. Gender diversity within organizations can only be successful if leaders are … Read More »