About the Public Sector
The following is excerpted from their book, The Serving Leader. In this excerpt, Mike, who has been called to help his dying father’s leadership project, goes to visit a company whose leadership style has been an influential part of his father’s project. His guide, Ali, is his father’s colleague. The company he is visiting helps … Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
People often ask me how my attitude to life has changed on both sides of my cancer ordeal. Sometimes, rather than embark on a detailed explanation, I just tell the following story.
U2 embarked on a World tour in 2005 with 3 big dates in their home city, Dublin. I had seen the band, many times, … Read More »
Part of leading yourself is learning when to challenge yourself at strategic moments in your professional life. When I look back at my career, several big professional growth spurts were directly attributable to when I pushed my comfort zone. These were times in which I had little or no experience with a particular area or … Read More »
In the Fall of 2003, I happened upon a book about one of my favorite subjects—baseball—and by the time I had completed reading Moneyball, I had found a way to pierce through some of the most daunting challenges facing leaders of organizations: How to find talented personnel when the organization is much less financially-resourced than … Read More »
Advanced technology has brought incredible progress to society, but it’s not without its faults. Chief among them is faulty information security, which breeds identity theft, viruses, malware and hacking, to name a few.
The biggest defense against these threats is information assurance experts, who use a combination of computer science and information technology knowledge to protect … Read More »
I am working on a new but familiar project focusing on performance management and key performance indicators (KPIs). The framework and presentation of a performance management system does not matter I am realizing. Specifically, the way performance measurement initiatives are structured is only as important as their ability to create common understanding among employees.
To test … Read More »