Federal Employees are Leaving en Masse

It is finally happening - federal employees, Boomers to be exact, are finally feeling ready to leave their government jobs.  It is predicted that approximately 80,000 are set to retire by the end of the fiscal year, according to the Office of Personnel Management. This number is expected to increase as we move on and …

Creating Collaborative Spaces

When looking at fostering creativity in the work environment, one 'too' that leaders can offer their members is to allow collaborative spaces.  These are meeting areas, or work spaces, where member can go to either meet as a group, or for individual time, and be in creative mode.  The two types of modes that I …

As A Leader – Have You Set Goals for 2013?

So much is talked about at this time of year on setting goals; personal goals, business goals, career goals, financial goals, and the list goes on.   One area that I'm not so sure is talked about is goal-setting from the leadership viewpoint.  These types of goals are separate from what the organization has set and …

You’re Promoted to Manager – Now Act Like It

You have been working at your present job and find that your hard work and dedication has been rewarded to a management position.  Do you know what to do? Do you feel like a leader?  In addition to using the knowledge, skills and abilities that led to the promotion but you need to act like …

As a Leader, Do You Practice What You Preach?

We hear so much these days about how bad things are in the workplace.  In a study done by Healthy Companies International, a management consulting firm, one-in-four workers are unhappy with their jobs finding it is only a means to making money to enhance other activities in their life.  Of the workers surveyed, eleven percent …