Category Archives: Leadership

5 Benefits of Involving Your Team in the Hiring Decision

You are making a big mistake if you aren’t involving your team members in the hiring decision of new employees. Regular readers of my blog will know that over the last several weeks I have been knee-deep in the process … Continue reading

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Put the SERVE Back in Public Service – 5 Ways Government Leaders Can Rebuild Trust

Is it my imagination or was there once a time when government service was considered a noble and worthy endeavor? Elected representatives, appointed officials, and even hired employees viewed public service as a calling rather than a job, inspired by … Continue reading

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10 Awesome Interview Questions to Really Get to Know Job Candidates

The last few weeks I’ve been focused on hiring a new team member. Although time-consuming and laborious, it’s one of the most important things I do and is one responsibility a leader can’t delegate. I have two main goals when conducting an … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Leaders Should Stop the Foolish Pursuit of Happiness at Work

To borrow from Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy:” It might seem crazy what I’m about to say… But I really don’t care if you’re happy at work. In fact, I think all the hype about happiness at work is a … Continue reading

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3 Key Areas for Leaders to Check Their Egos

Don’t kid yourself…you’ve got an ego and sometimes it gets out of control. You may not act like a pompous jerk in public, but you have undoubtedly experienced moments where self-righteous, egotistical thoughts run through your mind and you act in … Continue reading

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