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Kicking the Can Down

Kicking the Can Down

Knowing there aren’t going to be enough people … BUT UNABLE TO TAKE ACTION… … a classic example of IRONY! It is a “classic” definition of “IRONY” … How it is that mayors, councilors and administrative personnel throughout the country can know for certain that there simply aren’t going to be enough ‘Top Talent’ people to fill all […]

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Filed in HIRING ARTICLES by on May 1, 2018
The man who took his mother to the interview … honest!

The man who took his mother to the interview … honest!

Recently, we had the mother of a 40 year-old married man, with a teenage daughter of his own, take his mother to the interview… I was flabbergasted … we certainly live in a different world! Our candidate, an engineer, explained to us that his mother is really smart and he values her input… I’m not […]

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Filed in HIRING ARTICLES by on March 31, 2018
DOING WHAT YOU ALWAYS DID AND EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS?

DOING WHAT YOU ALWAYS DID AND EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS?

… YOU MUST BE CRAZY! Most municipal hiring managers know that ‘traditional approaches to interviewing’ are out the window in today’s job market. Based on the theory that ‘past behavior is the best indicator of future performance,’ the traditional approach to interviewing is ineffective, for the most part because it dwells on a candidate’s past. […]

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Filed in HIRING ARTICLES by on March 29, 2018

Mayors’ Best Buddy Resigns

Mayors’ Best Buddy Resigns

Mayors’ Best Buddy Resigns It was a grey morning in Pleasantville as Mayor Migraine pulled his big blue Rambler Ambassador into his private parking spot. Soon, the other members of the council began arriving one by one. They were gathering for yet another emergency meeting. A month had passed since Ralph Goodbody, the Mayor’s best […]

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Filed in Uncategorized by on May 1, 2018

12 Days of Christmas

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Filed in Uncategorized by on December 1, 2017
Leadership

Leadership

There are many qualities that describe a leader, but nine stand out as being especially important. Since as Solomon said “there is nothing is new under the sun” if you’ve been “on the road” for a while, you may just want to view this as a reminder.  If you are still growing, (and remember in […]

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Filed in Uncategorized by on July 31, 2017

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A Municipal Employee in a Mid-Life Career Crisis: Time to Reinvent?

Filed in MUNICIPALITY by on May 1, 2018
A Municipal Employee in a Mid-Life Career Crisis: Time to Reinvent?

A typical career trajectory goes like this: Your ‘20s is the ‘pay-your-dues’ decade. That’s when you are learning about yourself and starting to figure things out. It occurs to you that you are really good at some things … it’s when your career path starts to emerge.  In your ‘20s you are allowed to take some […]

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Jessica’s leaving … what will we do now?

Filed in HIRING ARTICLES, MUNICIPALITY by on March 29, 2018
Jessica’s leaving … what will we do now?

You just got the news no one wants to hear. Jessica, the one person the municipality can’t function without, is leaving. This is an absolute nightmare. What do you do now? Hopefully, it’s not too late, and Jessica – Jessica is, of course, a stand-in for your key person or people – has not left, […]

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TO FIGHT OR NOT TO FIGHT … THIS IS THE QUESTION

Filed in MUNICIPALITY by on March 1, 2018
TO FIGHT OR NOT TO FIGHT … THIS IS THE QUESTION

4 REASONS YOU SHOULDN’T AVOID CONFLICT “There is nothing I love as much as a good fight.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt   Even though, on a daily basis, we inevitably face conflicts and in spite of the fact that deliberately avoiding confrontations is the default position of many … there just aren’t any real long-term benefits […]

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