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Posted by on Jun 26, 2017

Your Words Matter: Have Conversations that Make Things Happen

Your Words Matter: Have Conversations that Make Things Happen

All day long, we hastily grab a coworker for a quick chat, zip off emails to get or give important information, and (if you are like me) often multitask while commuting home by catching up on missed phone calls from the day. How often do you pause to consider what you want to achieve through conversation before you start talking or typing?

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Posted by on Apr 10, 2017

So I’m Officially a Leader… Now What?

So I’m Officially a Leader… Now What?

Well, you did it. After all your hard work, your contributions, and your tenacity, you got it. That promotion. That next step. Then, a week passes. You’re headed home, and it hits you. “What’ve I gotten myself into now? I think I’ve got ‘what it takes,’ but what if I don’t?”

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Posted by on Feb 17, 2017

Resilience: The Word of the Year

Resilience: The Word of the Year

Resilience already feels like the word of the year—our signal and guide to something better that can happen tomorrow if we harness today’s nervous energy and channel it wisely. And we must choose to be resilient.

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Posted by on Dec 9, 2016

Leaders: Hold onto Your Wigs and Keys in 2017

Leaders: Hold onto Your Wigs and Keys in 2017

Seasoned Federal employees, especially those based in the DC area, are no strangers to Presidential turnover and the organizational dancing that signals a new administration is coming to Washington. However, that doesn’t mean the process gets any easier to live through or lead others through. And, if you’re new to the government, I’m sure you’re sensing the uncertainty in the air. What are the top 5 leadership skills you need to weather the chaos and keep moving forward in 2017?

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