Start – On Becoming a Federal Employee

The short version of how to start a journey in becoming a federal employee – USA Jobs and patience. Lots of patience. This post includes select links to information on USAJOBS.gov and a 2013 video of a former Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Also, find USAJOBS on Twitter and on Facebook. Twice a federal employee. I … More Start – On Becoming a Federal Employee

Feedback – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues

Much of improv continues to resonate for my behavior design endeavors, particularly toward applied improv and developing an improv mindset in the workspace. Workspace interactions are not too different from the relationship-based interactions between two improvisors performing a scene. About this post. This post is about a recent improv-based blog post at Improv Nonsense (by Will Hines). A … More Feedback – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues

Legroom (Part 1 of 3) – Now Boarding Cubeopolis

What would (or do) cubesters pay for “calculated misery”? Tim Wu @superwuster, you are this Anthrocubeologist’s current accidental muse. You have inspired me to think about the calculated misery of the workspace by cubesters’ choices. I unexpectedly(!) thought of this question while reading an article about airline fees – Why Airlines Want to Make You … More Legroom (Part 1 of 3) – Now Boarding Cubeopolis

Reboot – Let Go

PROMPT. Let Go. What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why?* For now, I let go of the traditional cubicle grid that I have affectionately called “cubeopolis” since 2007. This post is part of Reverb – 2014 Reboot. In 1994, I started my own environmental management consulting practice. After 13 (happy) years of … More Reboot – Let Go

Be – Querencia

I learned querencia – a Spanish word – in 2011 from Isabel Lopez. From this came a mantra – my mantra – In QUERENCIA, be the CATALYST who SERVES. Isabel, author of The Wisdom of Servant Leadership, taught others and me the foundations of servant leadership thorough the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership on-line academy/training. … More Be – Querencia

Speak – Overheard Honesty (I Think)

PLUS Five Points for Honesty Yes, it’s true. I overheard “I’ll be open and honest with you but not right now.” My immediate reaction? A little giggle, a raised eyebrow, and a bit of disbelief. Hmmm … At least this is an open statement, right? Bravo for not whispering. It’s worth something. Action-oriented. Clear expectations. It fits … More Speak – Overheard Honesty (I Think)