10 Barriers to Connecting with Others

We know rudeness gets in the way of relating to others at work. But even common, well-meaning responses can block us from connecting with others. Here are 10 common ways we prevent ourselves from being present and truly listening to others, and steps we can take to remove those barriers.

My Q&A with the IT Industry – What’s Working and What Could be Improved in Federal Acquisition

I recently met with more than 50 representatives from the top IT services companies and talked about the good and the bad in federal acquisition. Some of the discussion was surprising … some not so much. The key takeaways include some changes that are fairly simple for government to implement, yet have big impacts.

7 Ways to Gain Career-Boosting Credentials

Are you stuck in a run on your job — eager to reach new goals but lacking opportunities to do so? If so, consider discussing your goals with your supervisor. If your goals align with your organization’s mission, your supervisor will likely support your pursuit of developmental activities that will help you achieve your goals…. Read more »