Blindspot

November 15, 2016 In my last blog post I discussed what a 360-degree assessment is and I used the analogy of mirrors in stores that would help us see what was around the corner, behind us, or oncoming in order to help us determine our next course of action. Similarly, we have mirrors on each […]

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360 Mirrors

November 01, 2016 At work, we are enhancing our Individual Development Plan (IDP) to include a 360-degree feedback tool. A 360 is like that mirror in the ceiling that some of us see at the supermarket, typically at an intersection and/or near the entrance/exit. The mirrors are placed strategically throughout the store so that one can see […]

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Team Players

July 31, 2016 I have been asking myself, what it means to be a team player lately. By definition, a team player is “someone who cares more about helping a group or team to succeed than about his or her individual success” (Merriam-Webster).  We all know good sportsmanship among team players does not apply solely to […]

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Inspired to Coach

July 15, 2016 I recently had a conversation with a coworker about the different ways we learn from others. Naturally, we talked about mentoring, a fairly recent topic of discussion at work with our first Mentor Draft that occurred last month. He shared with me that he had never had a mentor throughout his life but […]

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Taking It Personally

May 29, 2016 It has been a challenging month to write for multiple reasons, but mainly because it has been difficult to accurately articulate what I want to say about this topic. Recently, I’ve been pouring over our Command Climate Survey data. In addition, as EEO Liaison over the last 6 months, I have been […]

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The Strange Leader

April 20, 2016 It is my honor to post this reflection as a guest on Sean Heritage’s blog this week. On February 10, 2016, Sean Heritage posted Belonging, that resonated with me on so many different levels.  While I appreciate his thoughts on belonging to a team, I want to complement that post with a […]

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