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Trust in the Workplace

When people come to the ombuds office with workplace issues, one of the prominent issues is about trust. Or rather, that trust has been “broken.”...

Building Extraordinary Teams

In my role as NC State Faculty & Staff Ombuds, I think a lot about how people work together. Workplace interactions are the focus of...

Taking Care (of yourself !)

With the heat of summer upon us and as we prepare for the next semester (just around the corner) it may feel like there is...

Staff Senate – Building Inclusive Leadership

The first Wednesday of the month, July 1st, marked the first meeting of the 2020 – 21 NC State Staff Senate. New Chair Pat Gaddy...

Building Connections in Your Online Meetings

By now, you have been in so many zoom, webex, google, microsoft, etc., etc., etc., meetings that you want to . . . Well, you...

Ombuds Office – Words of Support

With recent events fresh in our hearts and minds these are difficult times. The pain and anger are real. The demands and needs for change...

What Makes an Employee Exceptional?

A few months ago I raised the question – What Kind of Boss are You? The post shared information about abrasive leaders and what could...

From Great To Extraordinary – Leadership For All !

  NC State is currently in the midst of a major development effort (The Campaign for NC State) and with over 1.3 billion (yes billion)...