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
I am a Tiny Habits Specialty Coach for An Improv Mindset in the Workspace. As a Certified Coach, I have been trained by BJ Fogg and Linda Fogg-Phillips as part of the Tiny Habit Masterclass. Introduce Yourself Coaches recently virtually introduced themselves, prompted by six questions. 1) Where do you live? 2) Why did you become a … More Connecting – Tiny Habits® Certified Coaches
From Vince Vaughn’s quote (above image) about listening when improvising – unexpected information staying true to your character, who you are reacting honestly discovering a different direction – it is my observation (and experience) that these four things also happen to varying degrees in the workspace. In fact, here is Vaughn’s quote when replacing the words improvising with interacting … More Listening – 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
“It’s me puttering around, sharing quick thoughts. That’s why I called it Sandbox.” – BJ Fogg I am puttering. Yes, my last post was about a month ago and before that, a month ago. In the spirit of BJ Fogg’s (about BJ Fogg) sandbox, I started my own sandbox that I call An Improvised Life (dot) Me, where … More Sandbox – Puttering and Sharing
If you are not having fun, then you are the asshole. – Susan Messing A friend of mine (pictured on the right of this image) created this .gif from an opening during one of our improv shows. As I shared with others, THIS is how I feel about improv, the improv community, and my pink, … More Express – Improv Fun
The servant leader, emotional intelligence, blah blah thing has always struck me as bogus; a means to an end. – the oracle This quote is an excerpt from an email that my friend, the oracle, sent me on 2015 February 11. Also mentioned in the email was the following – “The attached article touches on … More Dabble – Is a Servant-Leader a Means to an End?