For over two years I lived on the outskirts of Barranquilla, Colombia, in a small, impoverished township with more dirt roads than paved ones, working as an English consultant in a K-11 public school. Now, over a year after returning to my birth country, I find myself doing something I swore to myself I would… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Workplace
Find the optimal balance between conformity and positive deviancy in your workplace. It will give employees permission to be who they really are and ensure that their organizations leave an indelible mark on the universe.
It’s that most wonderful time of the year when you think about holiday gifts that will make your favorite coworkers feel appreciated—and then draw a complete blank on the perfect gift to give them. Giving gifts to government colleagues isn’t as straightforward as what to buy Aunt Mabel (a scarf). At the federal level, strict rules govern gifts… Read more »
Developing a truly effective cybersecurity culture requires that agencies take a deeper look at how they promote and enforce cybersecurity policies among their employees. With that in mind, here are five tips we’ve found beneficial for fostering a cyber-aware professional culture.
Confidence is a companion of success — in and out of the workplace. Armed with confidence, you are more likely to gain workplace recognition and be a satisfied worker. Here are a few simple strategies for boosting your confidence in the workplace.
Oftentimes an office can seem a bit like the Wild West with no hard and fast rules for how to behave. But we can all do our part by reflecting on some good old-fashioned wisdom to guide our actions.
Simply Irresistible was a song released by English singer Robert Palmer in 1988. Aside from its simple lyrics and feel good dance moves, it is probably best known as the most iconic video of the 80’s featuring a bevy of super models. Bersin by Deloitte, a research organization has taken Robert Palmer’s notion of a… Read more »
“When we draw on the wisdom of a workforce that reflects the population we serve, we are better able to understand and meet the needs of our customers-the American people.”
Let’s search for a more realistic picture of employee engagement. Could it be that we need both engaged and disengaged employees for true engagement?
Having a positive attitude accomplishes many “wins” and makes it very easy to get along with others, particularly difficult people, in and outside of the workplace.