A Review of Performance Reviews

To paraphrase a well-known Biblical verse, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven….” And to every employer and employee there is a time for an annual performance review. If you think my pulling in the Bible is a bit heavy handed, it’s not. To many, this annual ritual is fraught with the …

The Value of Getting Out of Town

  In an earlier post, I advised readers to plan for their summer vacations.  There is a tremendous value both physical and mental for taking time off. Now that summer is here, and I hope you have scheduled your time off, I want to push you out of the Northern Virginia nest. It’s easy to want to plan a “stay-cation.” …

The Positive Impact of Empathy in the Workforce

I want to cringe every time I see a TV series or a movie that features a crazed, former military member brandishing a gun, running with simulated voices in his or her head, and ominous music of impending doom – all due to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I applaud storytellers for bringing mental health issues to light and for …