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The Culture Doesn’t Have to Define You

Though I know firsthand that there are many kind, hardworking, positive and helpful employees who work within every state and federal agency, we all know that some entities have a...
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How to Survive Under a Crappy Boss

I’ve written before on how to handle a difficult (okay, maybe crappy) employee, and while I’m tempted to write on how to handle a crappy president or president elect,...
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How to Tackle a Tough Conversation

In last week’s webinar on stewarding your company culture in uncertain times, one participant asked about how they should go about talking to a colleague who was violating the...
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Staying Positive Under Pressure

Our organization’s payroll team has recently gone through a software change, and if you’ve ever been through a significant technology change like that, you probably just groaned and shook your...
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Giving Forgiveness

Who do you need to forgive? I don’t mean just saying, “I’m over it.” I mean real forgiveness. Who changes your heart for the worse when you think of...
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How’s Your ‘Tude?

Discussing “attitude” is so overdone. Yet here I am writing about it because of a job threatening experience last week.
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Four Gets to Not Forget in Adversity

You get what you get, right? We are all ordained, but sometimes it’s confusing to know when and if we are on the right track. No matter where we find...
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The Difference Between Being Consistent and Being Fair

I had a great discussion with one of my leaders in her growth review a couple weeks ago. She told me she wanted to get better in her consistency,...
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What’s Your 2016 Rally Cry?

Rally cry! Those who know me or have worked with me know that I love a good rally cry to set the tone and motivate my team and me to...
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5 Qualities of Quiet Leaders

Does silence make you uncomfortable? Do you feel the need to fill every void in the conversation? For us more talkative leaders (I’m looking at you, sales people!) we...
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