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Posted by on May 24, 2021

How Using a Professional Coach Can Benefit Your Agency

How Using a Professional Coach Can Benefit Your Agency

Imagine sitting down to watch your favorite football team compete in the Super Bowl. Now, imagine that your team is playing without the guidance of its coach. A good coach can make all the difference when it comes to winning or losing. A coach knows the team’s strengths and weaknesses and how to employ or […]

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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 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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