“Networking” – it’s a term that gives many people that sick feeling, especially if you are more of an introvert. However, if you make a paradigm shift and think of it in terms of simply building relationships, it’s not so much more palatable. When you have a strong network, it ultimately makes getting things done … Read More »
“Work is where we are, not what we do.” This is the core belief of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), which maintains that workers who have more flexibility are more productive. The benefits of teleworking in the Federal Government have become so apparent that the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 requires government agencies to … Read More »
Most people are familiar with the term “red tape.” This term is often associated with bureaucracy and carries negative connotations, referring to burdensome rules that make processes more complicated.
Leisha DeHart-Davis, a professor of public administration and government at the UNC School of Government, has researched the importance of bureaucracy and coined the term “green tape” … Read More »
You have reached your senior year of college, and there’s basically no turning back now when it comes to your major. But what if the career you thought was perfect for you at the outset of college is not really an option anymore?
In today’s day and age, college students often find themselves in this situation … Read More »
This is the third article of a four-part series entitled Why Local Governments Fail at Economic Development. The first article addressed how local government officials “fail to define and sell their unique sizzle” – the things that make their community great and the things that set them apart from other communities – things that will … Read More »
Some government job candidates miss a critical part of the hiring process. The step most often skipped is post-application follow-up. There are three reasons to follow-up after you submit your application. The first reason is to ensure the application was received or uploaded into the electronic system. The second is to strengthen your candidacy. The … Read More »
Many people get stuck in jobs that they don’t like, yet they do nothing about it. They complain, moan and make excuses for their current situations, but they refuse to be proactive and make a change.
Maybe you enrolled into law school because of pressure from your parents or maybe you dread the idea of waking … Read More »
Public-Private Partnerships is a phrase that is often overused and under supplied. In today’s economic environment, I have found that genuine partnerships are needed to achieve the return of investment, time, and energy for both the private and public sectors. Building a community, revitalizing a downtown, and creating a special place, is difficult work. Cities can grow or … Read More »
I have served local governments for over 27 years and I can truly say the experience and opportunity to make a difference in the lives of so many is a rewarding experience and one I would not trade.
My passion, which I began to realize many years ago, was in creating great public spaces that stimulate … Read More »
As times change and as our work cultures progress, the methods we use to seek out career opportunities and to efficiently manage our work place must adapt with them. Social media has become a phenomenon over the last decade, with Nielsen estimating in July 2012 that U.S. mobile and PC users spent 121 billion minutes … Read More »