About the Public Sector
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »