George Washington’s Vision For National Banking

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George Washington’s Vision For National Banking

Posted on February 12th, by Danita Dyess in About the Public Sector. No Comments

It’s February and time to celebrate George Washington’s birthday, February 22, 1732. Washington, the 1st President of the United States, greatly contributed to foundation of the banking and finance industry. Washington said, “A people…who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their advantages may achieve almost anything.”

Washington presided over … Read More »


Leadership: Making The Difference

Posted on February 11th, by David Ivers in on the job. No Comments

“Leadership is a word on everyone’s lips. The young attack it and the old grow wistful of it. Parents have lost it and police seek it. Experts claim it and artists spurn it, while scholars want it. Philosophers reconcile it (as authority) with liberty and theologians demonstrate its compatibility with conscience. If bureaucrats pretend they … Read More »


Information Governance Insights: The Magic Black Box

Posted on February 11th, by Robin Woolen in education/training. No Comments

We’ve talked a lot about Information Governance and the goal of increasing the productivity of employees, lower costs, increase operational opportunities, and cover downside risk by providing consistency, integrity, security and availability of information throughout the information governance lifecycle. We’ve built a program from the ground up and it’s working as intended. However, the amount … Read More »


How Government Can Utilize Niche Social Media

Posted on February 10th, by H.E. James in education/training. No Comments

If you have been reading GovTalk the last few months, you should have some direction on how to use the three largest social media platforms to your entity’s advantage.  Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are the top tools to coordinate a social media campaign for any organization, even a local government.

However, there are a few smaller … Read More »


Paid Leave: A Women’s or Economic Issue?

Posted on February 10th, by Valerie Martinelli in Career Advice. No Comments

For years paid leave has been viewed as a women’s issue or an inconsequential one. The truth is that paid leave has known economic and employer benefits. So why is it that the United States is the only industrialized nation that does not offer it? What is the path forward?

Paid and Unpaid Leave Data

In 2014, … Read More »


A Journey to End the Journey

Posted on February 9th, by Liam Ryan in education/training. 1 Comment

In my previous article I described how I often use the analogy of a mountain to help me tackle the challenges of life. But in 2007 I actually moved the mountain from analogy to reality.  By then any remaining doubts that my recovery was not both incredible and complete had evaporated completely. Miraculously, my second … Read More »


Want a new job? Don’t make these 2 mistakes!

Posted on February 7th, by Christie Mims in Career Advice. No Comments

Want a sparkly new job this year?

Wouldn’t that feel great to wake up loving work?

If only job searching wasn’t the least fun thing known to man.

There are a few things you can do to make your job search easier, starting with NOT doing the following:

1) Don’t just randomly apply to jobs, hoping something works out.

Working … Read More »


Of Leaders and Teams

Posted on February 7th, by Stan Skipworth in education/training. No Comments

In the first of this two-part series, we used illustrations of bridges as we looked at the power of external forces and the active perspective leaders employ to swiftly assess, understand and respond to challenges facing their organizations.

We’ve already seen that bridges are very much like leaders of today, in that they must be capable … Read More »


How to Get Your Career in Gear!

Posted on February 7th, by Karin Hurt in Career Advice. No Comments

When’s the last time you stepped back and really took inventory of your career? Do you have a solid plan? How will you ensure this year is better than 2015? Are you waiting for your manager or mentor to help?

Don’t miss the opportunity to make 2016 remarkable. Here are few ways to get your career … Read More »


Everyday Innovation

Posted on February 7th, by Chip Bell in education/training. No Comments

We met for breakfast in the antique Foshay Tower (now a W Hotel) in Minneapolis.  My breakfast guest was the renowned cartoonist, John Bush.  Now deceased, his syndicated cartoons were at that time white-hot.  I was there to learn how his mind worked since my co-author, Ron Zemke, and I were in search of someone … Read More »