Hardworking productive employees, don’t worry about recession! There’s a lot of talk of another economic recession. It’s been 14 years since the Great Recession of 2008. How many of you remember it? Click here to watch my video on why I say hardworking productive people have nothing to worry about during this next economic recession.… Read More »
Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank?
I’m glad I took the advice to set a “realistic” career goal and gave up the idea of becoming Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank! Watch this video to learn why setting realistic career goals does not always mean you don’t believe in yourself. There is an inspirational quote, “With the right mindset, you can… Read More »
Buy House to Make a Home, Not Quick Profits
Jobs come and go, but our home should be the one stable thing in our life that provides safety and security for working families. Having a stable home has become an increasingly difficult (even impossible) goal for many workers. This may be due to economic or financial reasons, including the way we think about our… Read More »
EMPLOYEE LAWSUIT Your Lucky Break in Life?
Some people go through life waiting for that “lucky break” that will “give them the money” they need to live a life of ease, without having to work another day in their life. Do you know anybody like this? I do. I know a couple of people in fact. They drive around in their car,… Read More »
WHAT CITY HALL NEEDS FROM FINANCE DIRECTORS – P2
WHAT CITY HALL NEEDS FROM ITS NEW FINANCE DIRECTOR – Part II View in PDF Podcast Video Thank you for coming back for Part II of the 3-part series on the topic of “What City Hall needs from its new Finance Director”. This CitySpeak episode is all about the top 10 goals a Finance… Read More »
WHAT CITY HALL NEEDS FROM FINANCE DIRECTORS – P1
WHAT CITY HALL NEEDS FROM ITS FINANCE DIRECTORS PART 1 View in: PDF Podcast Video Finance Directors have been retiring in droves from City Halls throughout our country. This is an excellent time for ambitious young people who want a career in financial management to step up and compete for the Finance Director… Read More »
HELP CITY MANAGER ON-BOARD NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS
HELP CITY MANAGER ON-BOARD NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS Next month thousands of new City Council members and Board of Directors will be taking the oath of office and be sworn in as the powerful elected officials who will represent the millions of Americans at local communities across the United States of America. Many of these Council… Read More »
WORK FROM HOME (WFH): NEW NORM FOR MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES
WORK FROM HOME (WFH): NEW NORM FOR MUNICIPAL WORKERS Read PDF Podcast and Video The 2020 Coronavirus pandemic surprised most people in the world in March 2020. This includes leaders at City Hall and other municipal and local government organizations. And although City Hall and other government offices had to close their doors to… Read More »
WHAT DOES RECESSION FEEL LIKE AT CITY HALL?
WHAT DOES RECESSION FEEL LIKE AT CITY HALL? Read in PDF Listen in Podcast or Video What do the years 2008-2009, 2000-2001, and 1990-1991 have in common? These are periods of recession, economic downturns, right? Do you remember what it felt like at City Hall during these recessions, if you lived through any… Read More »
THINK LONG-TERM, REWARDS ARE GREATER
THINK LONG-TERM, REWARDS ARE GREATER! It was a sunny chilly morning in December in Hemet, California some 30 years ago. I can still see myself, sitting there in an unassuming yet comfortable office chair next to a modest wood conference table. I remember being proudly dressed in my new navy blue suit, white shirt, and… Read More »