When is it OK to be an Impostor?

Agent M1’s post about using someone else’s voice (or wanting to) got me wondering… are there times when it IS productive to try to emulate someone else?  There are times when I do… In the course of my career/working life/whatever, I’ve been lucky enough to have worked for 2 managers that I really respect, NS […]

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Believe in Your…

Ever have one of those days when you are sitting in a brainstorm meeting and suddenly a thought or phrase jumps at you (but you can’t always say it out loud)? Well, the phrase that jumped out at me was “believe in your own b.s.” Confidence reigns at work, and Steve Carrell in “Office” shows […]

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Introducing Agent S1

Hi there… I’m Agent S1. My colleagues and fellow agents have been working hard to convince me I have something to say. And they’ve finally succeeded. So, time permitting, I’ll find my voice and you’ll be seeing more posts and responses from me soon. A little background: I’ve worked in highly functional teams and in […]

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The Dreaded Performance Review

Have you had your performance review yet this year? At my place of employment, it’s that time of year. And, in normal times when folks are hopeful, there is something appealing about that opportunity to check off the boxes and say “here’s what I’ve done, exceeding all expectations”. But in our situation, we haven’t had […]

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Reviews about Reviews

So the day ends like this. I’m sitting down with a co-worker and he has a hint of a smile on his face. The kind of expression that says there’s a story to tell.  So I mention to him that it’s coffee time and would he like to join me? He nods and we quietly […]

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Quieting Your Mind

Do you have a mantra that keeps you going in your life?  When I was learning to swim to compete in my first Danskin triathlon, I was really, I mean really afraid of the open water. I was so fearful, in fact, I would dream of drowning every night after I’d had a swim lesson. […]

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How can we get through our work week?

Ever have the feeling of foreboding on a Sunday eve about going back to the grind on Monday morning? How do you handle getting through your work week? Maybe it’s a glass of wine when the day is done, or a nice tall gin and tonic on Sunday night to quiet your mind. Maybe it’s […]

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