Do Governments Need Economic Development?

About the Public Sector

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 »


You Have Chosen Your Current Income

Posted on January 9th, by Meiko Patton in education/training. No Comments

What if you were told you are earning today exactly the amount you have chosen to earn, no more and no less; that you are where you are financially because you have chosen to be right there.

Would you agree with that?

Most would adamantly disagree.

But the fact remains that there are specific actions you’ve taken thus … Read More »


Women’s Leadership: Challenging Our Social Norms

Posted on January 8th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Women are equally qualified for leadership positions as their male counterparts, however, less of us continue to fill political and corporate leadership positions. Most Americans find women indistinguishable from men on key leadership traits such as the capacity for innovation and intelligence. Some believe that women make stronger leaders than men because we are more … Read More »


Of Bridges and Connections

Posted on January 8th, by Stan Skipworth in education/training. 1 Comment

Life can often be described as a set of imperfect parts that occasionally come together in a perfect opportunity.  In many cases, those opportunities are natural, uninfluenced and easily acted upon for all involved as a way to bring together two or more otherwise independent elements together for something greater.

In some instances, the opportunity to … Read More »


Information Governance Insights: The Exceptions

Posted on January 7th, by Robin Woolen in education/training. No Comments

It is a constant in life that, no matter how perfect, there is always an exception to every rule. This is true in your Information Governance program as well.We spent a lot of time last year discussing how to build an effective program that can manage information throughout the lifecycle from creation to final disposition. … Read More »


Employee Retention: 5 Tips

Posted on January 7th, by Chris Hollins in education/training. No Comments

Employee retention is critical to every business – including “high turnover” industries like childcare, automotive, retail, and more. Research shows that replacing an employee can cost up to 20 percent of the position’s annual salary. The focus of employee retention can often be on improving management, creating a better benefits package, or another strategy to … Read More »


Government Leadership Needs More Women

Posted on January 7th, by Erin Latham in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Back in 1981, just 13 percent of chief administrative officers in government were women. Since then, that number hasn’t budged.

It’s staggering to see what little progress has occurred in advancing the roles of women in government. Even with what appears to be a big diversity push across the nation, the most qualified and tenured women … Read More »


Don’t Fear YouTube!

Posted on January 7th, by H.E. James in Trends. No Comments

YouTube can be a very frightening place.  Whether you’re a YouTuber user or you’re setting up a channel, if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can end up down some deep rabbit holes.  Started 10 years ago to share videos online, YouTube is now the realm of the likes of Jimmy Fallon and “YouTube … Read More »


Police Officers: Networking into a Second Career

Posted on December 12th, by John Eldridge in education/training. No Comments

Cops have the best networks. The bond between police officers is strong and builds a unique community of trust. Think about it. All those life and death situations that police come across, the stress, the many challenges and yes, the danger. It all works to bring them closer together than a lot of other employee … Read More »