How to Handle Mean People

How to Handle Mean People

You don’t have to look far to find mean people. Back in the 60’s, when I lived in a Long Beach, CA neighborhood, there was an older gentleman who lived on our street.  There were fifty 8-to-12-year-olds on that street, so you can imagine that there was much play in...
How to Leverage Conflict for Amazing Results

How to Leverage Conflict for Amazing Results

Conflict is like electricity. It has a lot of potential energy. We use electricity to power our appliances and cell phones. Electricity is very dangerous as well. Anyone who’s been shocked by a bad power cord can testify to that! If you’re a bit of a thrill-seeker but...
Change Isn’t Easy

Change Isn’t Easy

Let’s change something! How fun! (Sarcasm font.) How do you react to change? Many people don’t like it. They don’t welcome it, at least not at the start. I’ve had to adapt to change physically. I have CMT, a neurologic disease that causes calf atrophy, foot drop, and...
How to Engage with an Introverted Co-Worker

How to Engage with an Introverted Co-Worker

Sometimes it’s like working with Eeyore–well, maybe more cheerful than that, but still reserved. You try your best to engage with that introverted coworker. You encourage her to participate in teambuilding activities. You invite him to lunch. You ask for her...
Dress for Success in Your Government Career

Dress for Success in Your Government Career

The creation of a viable professional image is more complex than we might imagine. When we consider our professional image and how others view us, we assess the differences between how we wish to be seen (confident, reliable, hard-working) against how we believe we...
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