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Posted by on Apr 6, 2021

Unconscious Gender Bias in the Federal Workplace

Unconscious Gender Bias in the Federal Workplace

Fifty-seven years ago, when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law, women and people of color rejoiced. It was official. Discriminating on the basis of race or gender was illegal. Although the landmark bill changed the “face” of the United States labor force, women still lag in pay equity and advancement to senior-level positions; […]

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Posted by on Dec 18, 2020

Feeling SAD over the Holidays?

Feeling SAD over the Holidays?

Winter is here. The days are shorter, which means that we have less sunlight, which gives us less time to socialize – and that’s under normal circumstances. For an estimated 10 million Americans, of which 80% are women, these conditions have been known to cause Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of recurring major depression. […]

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Posted by on Nov 20, 2020

Celebrating Thanksgiving in 2020

Celebrating Thanksgiving in 2020

This year, many of us will be facing Thanksgiving with reduced numbers of loved ones around the table. The impact of COVID-19 will be heightened for millions of families. How do we celebrate a holiday grounded in giving thanks amidst so much loss, so much change? Neuroscience may have the answer. Gratitude Begin with gratitude, […]

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Posted by on Nov 4, 2020

Creating the Conditions for Respectful Conflict

Creating the Conditions for Respectful Conflict

We experience conflict in our workplaces, in our communities, and our institutions. While conflict is inevitable, it is not irreparable. How do effective leaders approach conflict? How can we ensure that our conflicts are civil? The leaders who have personally experienced conflict tend to be more comfortable addressing conflict than others. Observing parents or caregivers […]

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