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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 Aug 26, 2020

A Tale of Two Labor Day Perspectives

A Tale of Two Labor Day Perspectives

Two young men will be celebrating their careers this Labor Day. As individuals, they represent the dichotomy of the challenges we face in building teams from both sides of the work divide. There is a crucial Labor Day lesson that we can learn from their work. On one side, we have Dr. Adam, who is […]

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Posted by on Jun 29, 2020

The Freedom Project and The Example It Sets

The Freedom Project and The Example It Sets

Most people don’t think of the birth of our nation as a project. But what we celebrate on July 4 (or 3, as the case may be) most certainly is. Creating the Declaration of Independence involved the coordination of diverse resources toward a specific goal, with a clear, unique outcome. What makes July 4 so […]

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Posted by on May 13, 2020

Managing Beyond Generational Differences

Managing Beyond Generational Differences

How big of a role does generation play in your workplace environment? As many of the most experienced federal employees near retirement age, younger people are entering public service. And, while there are many differences between us, how much of what we think we know is true? We are bombarded with stereotypical messages about generations, […]

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