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First Thanksgiving.

Want to live a healthier life? Practice an Attitude of Gratitude

Want to live a healthier life? Practice an Attitude of Gratitude

WASHINGTON, November 19, 2014 – Happy Thanksgiving and an early Happy Holiday Season! For many of us, this time of the calendar year is often very busy. Business-wise it is nearing the end of fourth quarter. Holiday-wise it’s also the part of the year where we want to spend some time with family, to cook

Federal Supervisor office, 1908.

Transitioning into a new leadership position: Avoid a major roadblock

WASHINGTON, November 17, 2014 — Typically, a newly appointed supervisor or manager is filled with good intentions about doing his job successfully. However, any new supervisor transitions into his or her new job following a predecessor in that position who was invariably different in terms of style and belief. This can prove quite problematic when the previous supervisor was inconsistent

Pentagon and Marvel Superheroes.

Rules for being a gifted adult, Part 2: New and improved for the 21st century

WASHINGTON, October 29, 2014 – Like many superheroes with secret origins, there comes a time for all the rest of us who’ve been carefully hiding in plain sight to let those superpowers rip. It will be good for us, it will be good for our family, and it will be good for our careers. As

Minimum wage or more of this? (Public domain photo)

6 myths about how minimum wage hurts job growth

WASHINGTON, October 24, 2014 — Despite recent Gallup Poll data showing Americans are concerned with the economy, government performance, and jobs, the 2014 Midterm Elections have not been defined by these issues. One of the few economic solutions put forward is raising the minimum wage.  Although legislative efforts to increase minimum wage are normally associated with Democrats, the

Core values. (Howard Lake, via Flickr, CC 2.0 license)

Discover and follow core values for a values-driven life

WASHINGTON, September 20, 2014 – Can you answer the following questions? What is the key to having a higher success rate for accomplishing your personal and professional goals? What drives the decisions you make? What does not change in life except for their priorities? What impacts whether something resonates for you or causes a feeling

Screen capture of vintage 1953 educational video.

Rules for being a gifted adult, Part 1: Secret origins

WASHINGTON, September 2, 2014 – Funny: the lines between being ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and gifted are really seeming blurry these days. Diagnosis and/or determination of ADD seems to depend on the line of business the academic  advisor / counselor / psychologist / specialist / whatever happens to be in and the primary source from