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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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Posted by on Oct 6, 2020

Effective Inclusion Programs Lead to Long-Term, Sustained Success

Effective Inclusion Programs Lead to Long-Term, Sustained Success

Are diversity and inclusion interconnected? Yes. Are they interchangeable? No. Diversity refers to the traits and characteristics, such as gender, ethnicity, and age, that make people unique. Inclusion is “the achievement of a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectively, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully […]

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Posted by on Aug 21, 2020

How to Avoid COVID-19 Brain Fog and Thrive!

How to Avoid COVID-19 Brain Fog and Thrive!

Volatility, complexity, unrelenting change at an unprecedented speed with increased levels of stress and anxiety; this is the environment that leaders face in the era of COVID-19. An environment that can negatively impact the ability to think creatively at a time when it is most needed. We may not have control over our challenges, but […]

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Posted by on Apr 22, 2020

Living with Uncertainty

Living with Uncertainty

Managing a job, home, and family can be a challenge. But when life gets turned upside down, it’s not uncommon for everyday frustrations to become serious points of friction. When we deal with one issue after another, our ability to tolerate frustration diminishes, and the likelihood that we experience miscommunication and conflict increases. During this […]

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Posted by on Apr 15, 2020

The Perfect Pairing — Professional Skills and Public Service

The Perfect Pairing — Professional Skills and Public Service

Why do people choose to work in the public sector? Instead of chasing profits, the work of public service impacts every American. Think about it. Our food, housing, education, healthcare, natural resources, manufacturing, and national security are all defined and regulated by the federal government to some extent. Many pursue a public service career because […]

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