Confessions of an Inspirational Blogger

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Confessions of an Inspirational Blogger

Posted on August 9th, by Liam Ryan in Career Advice. No Comments

At the same time every month, you know it will appear.  You begin with anticipation, then delight, but soon fear. What will I say this time, what can I possibly write to 7 million readers, that’s what brings the fright.

Michael Hurwitz soon comes calling, an email from L.A.  Our many readers at Gov. Talk, are … Read More »


12 Great Questions Leaders ASK Other Leaders

Posted on August 9th, by Bob Tiede in on the job. No Comments

When you connect with other leaders what do you ask them?

Have you ever had opportunity to spend time with another leader that you would love to learn from and felt tongue-tied?  These opportunities can happen spontaneously – like during a refreshment break at a conference or finding yourself seated next to a leader on an … Read More »


The Value in Analyzing Job Descriptions

Posted on August 8th, by American Public University System in Career Advice. No Comments

By Jaymie Pompeo
Contributor, Career Coach

We all say we read job descriptions, but do we really invest the time in discovering the true value offered? As job seekers, it’s our responsibility to figure out the best way to position ourselves and a job description can present substantial clues. If analyzed properly, there’s a huge advantage in … Read More »


How to Achieve Lasting Success

Posted on August 8th, by Meiko Patton in education/training. No Comments

Fifty percent of this year is gone. Question, have you reached 50 percent or half of your goals?

If one of your goals is to be successful in any area of your life or career before 2016 comes to an end, the one thing you must to do is to become an attractive person.

Late motivational speaker … Read More »


Information Governance Insights: Let’s Get Digital

Posted on August 8th, by Robin Woolen in education/training. No Comments

There comes a time in every organization where someone comes up with the idea to “go paperless”. There are many reasons for this; you’ve implemented a new electronic document management system, the contract with your storage provider has come due or you’ve simply run out of file cabinets and places to put new ones. We’ve … Read More »


What Drives Your Leadership Behavior

Posted on August 8th, by Chris Edmonds in education/training. No Comments

Do you ever wonder why leaders do what they do? The plans, decisions and actions of a leader are strongly influenced by three powerful factors:

Their personality style (also known as social style)
The culture where they operate
Past or present role models

Our style consists of traits we were born with…how we are “wired” to see and prefer … Read More »


The BREXIT Dust Is Settling: 1 Month Later

Posted on July 20th, by Oscar Pearson in About the Public Sector, Public Sector News. No Comments

For the overwhelming majority of the IN/OUT campaign, polls pointed towards a Remain victory. Britain set to stay in EU were the claims widely accepted in the midst of the referendum race.

But even then, even before 23rd June, we were all aware of how utterly inaccurate opinion polls can be – and indeed have been … Read More »


Diversity in the Workplace: Challenges, Advantages & Value

Posted on July 9th, by Valerie Martinelli in education/training. 2 comments

Employers in both the public and private sectors are more than ever focused on attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. Diversity and inclusion programs are now some of the most visible programs within workplaces. These programs have a strong significance because they reflect the types of ideas, thoughts, innovation, work, and engagement that occur within … Read More »


How to Become a More Memorable Manager

Posted on July 9th, by Meiko Patton in Career Advice. No Comments

Many of us in our federal careers have struggled at one time or another to get the attention of employees when speaking to them in a group. This can cause us to doubt whether we are commanding the respect that our position deserves. According to author and behavioral investigator Vanessa Van Edwards, this isn’t … Read More »


Pick Your Own Career Adventure

Posted on July 9th, by Marc Plooster in Career Advice. No Comments

A number of the employees at the city where I work are retiring. These events do a few things: they confirm what has been told to me repeatedly and they make me question what position I will be when – more like if – I retire.

The apparent number of retirements confirm the predictions a turnover … Read More »