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Why Development Planning Shouldn’t be an Afterthought

Why Development Planning Shouldn’t be an Afterthought

Most of us who have spent time in the HR or training space understand development planning often manifests itself as an ugly compromise within organizations. Those who see learning and development as a line-item expense, rather than an investment in future performance, fight to minimize the impact development planning has in terms of taking people […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Office Holiday Parties

The Do’s and Don’ts of Office Holiday Parties

Cue Deck the Halls, we’re in the full swing of the holiday season. If you haven’t attended one already, I’m sure your office holiday party is right around the corner. Whether you’re company is hosting a swanky black-tie soiree or organizing a weeknight potluck, office parties are often the scene of the crime for many […]

Inspiring Change in the Federal Workforce

Inspiring Change in the Federal Workforce

Government agencies and military organizations are under intense pressure to build, train and sustain their workforces. To support this critical initiative, federal agencies must continually and meticulously assess their workforce by asking if they have the right people with the right skills in the right jobs at the right time.   Successful agencies are achieving […]

5 Things to Talk About on Your Lunch Break

5 Things to Talk About on Your Lunch Break

Can you believe that only one and five employees admit to taking a lunch break? And, 39% of employees say they eat lunch at their desk, and 28% of employees seldom take a break whatsoever.   It’s time to reclaim the lunch break.   Step away from the computer, grab some grub with a friend […]

4 Easy Ways to Say “Thanks” to Your Employees

4 Easy Ways to Say “Thanks” to Your Employees

November is one of my favorite times of year. The crisp air wakes you up and snaps you to attention. The beautiful fall foliage in the DC metro area (and I’m sure everywhere else!) is breathtaking. And, of course, there’s Thanksgiving.   November is a time to take inventory and be thankful for all we […]

Workspiration: 25 Quotes to Jump-start Your Day

Workspiration: 25 Quotes to Jump-start Your Day

The days might be getting shorter, but they certainly feel longer. With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s proving more and more difficult to stay focused and get motivated. As cheesy as it sounds, I often turn to inspirational quotes to get me in the work state-of-mind.   Here are 25 motivational, leadership and business quotes […]

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