This is an Election Year and a Census year

You Have to Participate to Lead: Vote! I was speaking with a colleague the other day about the importance of voting in a democratic society. He mentioned that his eldest had chosen not to vote in the last federal election. As a result, he and his wife told her that she was not allowed to complain about the current administration …

PTSD in the Washington Region – Hidden in Plain Sight

Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Living in the National Capitol Region, we share the area with many military installations and service members. Americans pride themselves on supporting the military. People rally around the returning troops, attend fundraisers to help support individuals, brave freezing December temperatures to lay wreaths at military cemeteries, and countless other opportunities to show their gratitude. Some even …

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 …