Posts By Karla Brandau

TGIF – tips for heading out the door

Follow these tips and you won’t waste time on Monday morning getting your focus back. Another Friday and 99.9% of all employees in America are muttering under their breath or uttering the words to colleagues as they walk through the doors, “Thank God It’s Friday.” We omitted .1% because there are workaholics who thinkRead… Read more »

Christmas Card Stuffed With Cash

“Who would ever send $500.00 in twenty dollar bills through the mail?” wondered my friend, Debbie, who was amazed when she opened the bulging envelope with extra postage on it. Several weeks ago Debbie’s husband, Jeff, had been hard at work replacing a rotted floor and laying new carpet for Christmas when he had aRead… Read more »

Are You (Mentally) Tough Enough?

This morning I read a post on that spoke to what mentally tough people DON’T do. These 13 “never do” points originally compiled by Amy Morin, a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker originally shared in LifeHack, are critical for anyone who wants to live a life above the ordinary negativity of daily upsRead… Read more »

Innovation: Inside the Brain

Breakthrough, disruptive innovations do not happen every day and in general are not the daily focus of innovation at organizations. In his book “The Innovator’s Dilemma,”Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen coined the phrase disruptive technology to describe an innovation that displaces an established technology. He acknowledges that most innovation in organizations is “sustaining”Read… Read more »

Complimentary Webinar: Use Creativity to Innovate

Is the need for creativity stopping innovation efforts in your agency? Join other GovLoop members on this complimentary Creativity and Innovation Webinar sponsored by Workplace Power Institute and will be held on April 17th at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. You’ll get ideas on how to build a more creative team, innovate new ideas, andRead… Read more »