Work Relationships Matter: Workplace Coaching

After working for years in large bureaucratic organizations, I became a certified life coach specializing in work relationships. You might think it’s ironic, leaving the workplace and then reentering it as a coach. I view it as a natural progression. I enjoyed...

Work Relationships Matter: Accepting Criticism

Toxic criticism is the opposite of constructive feedback. It is the act of criticizing, usually unfavorably. Whereas constructive feedback is the transmission of evaluative or corrective information about an action, event or process. Those who criticize do it because...

Work Relationships Matter: Humility & Empathy in Action

Humility is about me. Empathy is about other people. Before I do anything else, every morning I meditate and pray. I pray that I can respond with grace under pressure. My ego gives me confidence to explore opportunities, take risks and ignore “haters”, Having an ego...

Work Relationships Matter: Shared Privilege

Could the nation and as a subset, the workplace, be race neutral? I doubt it. When I became the director of a large department in a new organization, the last thing I wanted to deal with was a racial discrimination case. I wanted to get to know people, share ideas and...

Work Relationships Matter: Self-Care

So much to do, but so little time. A lot of us face that dilemma. Have you heard this statement, “If you want to get something done ask a busy person”? Are you that person? I was and probably still am. I enjoy working with others; planning, organizing, and...