Maintaining a High Level of Workplace Morale is Everyone’s Responsibility

Imagine landing the job of your dreams! Everything seems to be perfect at the beginning, such as your title, pay, location, etc. You begin settling in and before the paint is dry, you can’t help but notice the air is thick. You start socializing with co-workers and it doesn’t take long for someone to bad-mouthContinue reading “Maintaining a High Level of Workplace Morale is Everyone’s Responsibility”

A Pandemic Size Lesson Learned: Do Not Take Anything for Granted

Who remembers going to the theater to see the newest blockbuster movie with a group of friends? How about sitting at your favorite sports bar eating wings and drinking a cold one while watching the big game? Game? What is that? Like, people sitting in a stadium type of game? At this point, who remembersContinue reading “A Pandemic Size Lesson Learned: Do Not Take Anything for Granted”

A Fear of Rejection: Why My Job Search Feels Different This Time

As I write this, a unique feeling has come over me. I am wrapping up my degree program at the University of Nevada~Reno with honors, but for some odd reason, I am nervous about looking for a new job. With a brand new degree, years of work experience, and my veteran’s status, one would thinkContinue reading “A Fear of Rejection: Why My Job Search Feels Different This Time”

The Company Break Room: A Chance for Managers to Shine

Admit it, at one time or another you spent more time in the break room than you should have. And you probably visited it more times than you should have. Stop smirking! I would have a hard time believing anyone who claims they have never committed at least one of those infractions. But why employeesContinue reading “The Company Break Room: A Chance for Managers to Shine”

Company Success Created by Psychological Safety: A Must Read for Managers

Before I dive in, I have to get something off my chest. By no means am I an expert on the workplace topics I write about. In fact, I do not claim to be an expert at anything. I like to keep it real! But I am evolving right before your very eyes! My willingnessContinue reading “Company Success Created by Psychological Safety: A Must Read for Managers”

Creating a Happy Work Environment Through Engagement

When I say engagement, I am not referring to that big step prior to marriage. Now that I have disclosed that, I probably just lost a reader or two. Jokes aside, I have been reading some good books lately on topics that relate to workplace environments. I couldn’t help but notice a common trend amongContinue reading “Creating a Happy Work Environment Through Engagement”

A Missed Opportunity: A Lack of Inclusion in My U.S. Army Basic Combat Training

Before I kick things off, I want to make it clear that this blog entry is not about bashing the Army. I loved my time in the Army and serving changed the trajectory of my life for the better. Since my blog, at the moment, is mainly about inclusion and diversity in the workplace, IContinue reading “A Missed Opportunity: A Lack of Inclusion in My U.S. Army Basic Combat Training”

Knowing the Difference Between Inclusion and Diversity

I thought long and hard about this. I made an attempt at defining the words inclusion and diversity without searching Google. Although I was on the right track, I have to admit; I wasn’t perfect. The definition of inclusion, not verbatim, is the feeling of being included. For the sake of my blog, I willContinue reading “Knowing the Difference Between Inclusion and Diversity”

Why Am I Here? What Are My Intentions?

First and foremost, I want to thank you for taking some time out of your day to visit and hopefully read my blog. There are so many other things you could be doing right now, yet here you are! So pull up a chair and grab a cup of coffee. Again, thank you for yourContinue reading “Why Am I Here? What Are My Intentions?”