Motivational Junk Food: What’s the Problem?

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Motivational Junk Food: What’s the Problem?

Posted on February 7th, by Susan Fowler in education/training. No Comments

The Problem with Feeding People Motivational Junk Food

Excerpt from Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work … And What Does by Susan Fowler. 

Be careful of being driven. If you are driven, who is doing the driving? I heard this old adage many years ago, and ever since, “being driven” has held a negative connotation for me. … Read More »


The Promise of Leadership

Posted on February 7th, by Bob Anderson in on the job. No Comments

By Bob Anderson and Bill Adams

When we step into positions of leadership, we make a whole set of promises we may not know we are making. These promises are profound and come in the form of high, often unspoken expectations. Understanding, managing, and living up to these promises defines our leadership.

We all expect great things … Read More »


Interview Tips for a Career in Public Utilities

Posted on February 7th, by Alan Carniol in networking/interviewing. No Comments

As I’ve said many times before, preparation is the key to a good job interview. Each industry is a little bit different and if you’re looking for a job with a public utility you need to know the types of questions that are likely to be asked in the interview:

Why are you interested in working … Read More »


Comfortable in Your Career? 4 Things You Need to Do Now!

Posted on February 7th, by Chantal Wynter in Career Advice. 1 Comment

You may be comfortable in your career because your job is all you know and you are afraid to leave or you are happy with what you are doing and is not actively looking for the next opportunity. Either way, being comfortable while it is a good feeling can be a curse because remaining in … Read More »


How To Use Serendipity For Your Career

Posted on February 7th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. No Comments

What if you adopted the mindset of serendipity? 2016 is a Leap Year and practicing the skills may just help you learn to leap in your job and career quest.

Serendipity is much more than taking a ‘lucky dip’ or something that happens to you. The word first appeared in an 18th century poem telling the … Read More »


Bilingual, Basic or Fluent: What Are the Differences?

Posted on February 7th, by American Public University System in education/training. 1 Comment

By Jaymie Pompeo, Career Coach

Growing up, my entire family instilled the value of a second language. My parents are native speakers and placed heavy emphasis on using Spanish at home while my English developed through the help of Sesame Street and elementary school. From there, summer vacations to Ecuador became an immersion program where my Abuelita … Read More »


The Courage to Be Curious

Posted on January 9th, by Guy Parsons in education/training. 1 Comment

Leaders being asked to do more with less resources sometimes default to a “just get it done” attitude when tackling daily tasks. As a leadership tool, the willingness to evoke curiosity in these times often falls to the sidelines in one-on-one dialogues and team meetings.

The courage to be curious implies a willingness to step away … Read More »


Benefits of Behavioral Logic Trees

Posted on January 9th, by Marc Plooster in education/training. No Comments

While reading Phi Kappa Phi’s patterns themed Winter 2015 Forum, I thought about patterns of my own life.  Specifically, I thought about how I develop patterns around my neophobia (neophobia, is the aversion, fear [phobia] of the unfamiliar, new [neo]).  It is important to consider that patterns have an origin even if it is conceptually … Read More »


Do Governments Need Economic Development?

Posted on January 9th, by Gabe Gabrielsen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

There are some who argue government has no business getting involved with economic development.  They believe economic development is not a government function. Conversely, there are others who maintain economic development is the primary function of any American Government; they assert ‘The business of American government is business’.  I’m not sure which side is correct; … Read More »


5 Reasons Why the Public Sector Needs Marketing

Posted on January 9th, by Danita Dyess in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Marketing  + public sector = success does not seem like a common equation. Marketing  is the actions (sales, public relations, pricing, packaging and distribution) taken to place your product or service with a customer. It is synonymous with the private sector and companies with six-figure budgets and award-winning marketing departments.  But there is a direct … Read More »