4 Assumptions That Derail Decision-Making

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4 Assumptions That Derail Decision-Making

Posted on March 30th, by Don Maruska in on the job. No Comments

Leaders face tough decisions every day. Great leaders make decisions every day. But how when there is scientific proof that the brain actually shuts down when faced with tough choices? These great men and women throw out assumptions that often get in the way of decisiveness.

Here are four incorrectly held beliefs to avoid:

“We don’t have … Read More »


The Necessity of Fear in Your Career

Posted on March 29th, by Chantal Wynter in Career Advice. 1 Comment

The best motivator for excellence is fear. When you are fearful this is an indication that you are embarking on something new. The absence of fear is the absence of change.

Do not use fear as an excuse to remain stagnant in your career. Fear is so powerful that it holds most of us back. Have … Read More »


Downsizing Government: 2016 Realities  

Posted on March 27th, by careersingov in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Government employees often cite job security, together with generous retirement and fringe benefit packages, as factors which initially attracted them to their jobs and serve as a powerful retention force.  However, after the recession, Government employees now increasingly have to deal with furloughs, layoffs, salary and benefit cuts and cries for pension reform from state … Read More »


Do Be Prepared for Your Job Interview

Posted on March 23rd, by Corey Hurwitz in networking/interviewing. No Comments

An abundance of articles have been written on job interview do’s (do be on time, do maintain eye contact) and don’ts (don’t chew gum, don’t criticize former supervisors).  However, there seems to be far less written about preparing for the actual interview questions and exchange.  Many candidates arrive for the job interview meticulously following prescribed … Read More »


Women in the Workplace: Subjects of Unconscious Bias

Posted on March 12th, by Valerie Martinelli in on the job. 1 Comment

As I have been writing for a few months, inequality takes many forms and manifests in numerous manners. As women, we have been targets for many things all of our lives, however, hindering us professionally damages the way we provide for ourselves and our families. It also detriments the economy when we are held back … Read More »


Information Governance Insights: Trust But Verify

Posted on March 12th, by Robin Woolen in education/training. No Comments

Well, time marches on and your Information Governance program is humming along like the well-oiled machine that it is! You know this because things are getting filed, requests come in, orders go out and everyone’s questions have slowed to a bare trickle. A testament to your prowess at building and training the program! Right? Are … Read More »


The Right Bosses Inspire. The Wrong Bosses Depress.

Posted on March 12th, by Chris Edmonds in on the job. 2 comments

Want a great team culture, where leaders and staff exceed performance expectations while living your organization’s desired values?

 
Put the right bosses in place. Then observe, coach, and praise their aligned efforts to make certain they continue to be the right bosses each day.

 

There is no “lever” that has greater impact on employee engagement and performance than … Read More »


Communication in Our Changing Political Landscape

Posted on March 12th, by Marc Plooster in education/training. No Comments

If you have not paid attention recently, there have been presidential primary elections and caucuses held across the country with more to come.  About half of the states have voted for one or both major parties at the time of this writing.  This election cycle, particularly among the Republicans candidates, has had moments of unruly, … Read More »


Changing Careers? 5 Reasons to Create Headspace

Posted on March 12th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. 2 comments

Creating headspace when changing jobs and careers is a healthy practice and a rewarding investment of your time. Why is this so, what does it look like and how do you do it?

Making the transition from one job or career to another can be tough emotionally. The speed and intensity of the rollercoaster of emotions … Read More »


No Man Rides Alone

Posted on March 9th, by David Allison in education/training. No Comments

As a U.S. Army veteran and retired Captain from the Roseville, California Police Department I have seen and experienced the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS).  I spent 30 years in my law enforcement career, and during that time saw many officers suffer from the effects of PTS.  Throughout my career I was exposed to many … Read More »