If we work to build a safe, trusting rapport with our colleagues when there are no problems, it will serve as an important foundation when trouble, difficulty and conflict arise.
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A friend can be in your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. You shouldn't try to push it for more than it is.
Connections with like minded govies can be crucial to achieving professional goals and personal success. When we build community across organizational lines, we break down the "silos" we so often see in government and serve the public more effectively. Check out one community that is working to build the next generation of leaders in civil... Read more »
When it comes to gratitude, our professional life can feel less clear than our other relationships. How can you show gratitude at work without seeming over the top? Keep these four keys in mind the next time you thank someone you work with.
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.
We all want to be heard and understood, especially in a difficult conversation. Ask yourself these four questions beforehand to help your message come across clearly and compassionately to the listener.
In the past, an employee’s relationship with their direct supervisor was found to be one of the most influential factors on whether or not the employee enjoyed their job. However, this dynamic has begun to change.
We know a workplace culture of kindness has the power to make our daily grind more meaningful and effective. But how do we get there? Here are some simple, practical ways we can show kindness to our colleagues and begin this ripple effect we all want to see at work.
At the heart of collaboration is the desire to give. How can we encourage employees to give so that everyone benefits?
Want to have a successful career? Be a great leader? Help your team and organization perform better? No matter what your current position or future goals, there’s one thing that will impact your career even more than competence or expertise - they way you treat others.