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Staff don’t know what you want them to do

Before the Thanksgiving break I started to write on the top then HR issues within Tribal organizations. This is the third one in the series. Some of the signs that staff do not know what the organization wants them to do is a major issue. Some of these are: assignments are not completed on time,…

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Wopila: The blessings in your life

I like the idea of giving thanks for this holiday but it is also something I believe we should do every day. In our language we call thanksgiving Wopila. Some life events you may have a wopila for include having a friend or family ,member overcome cancer or some other life threatening illness, a veteran…

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Resiliency: learn how to thrive and not just survive

Many of our people have post traumatic stress disorder which occurs to our veterans who served in combat situations, those who were raised in dysfunctional homes, or have had very traumatic experiences such as the boarding school syndrome or being sexually or physically abused. You can also develop PTSD by working in a very toxic…

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Bridging the Generation Gap in the Workplace

On Friday I conducted a training for the Lummi Nation on How to Bridge the Generation Gap within a Tribal Organization. We covered the four generations which are listed above and also briefly touched upon generation Z which is the current generation. The Boomers are the largest in any organization and they were about 50%…

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How to implement strategic planning: Vision, mission and core values

The other day I wrote about dealing with negativity in the workplace. This is another of the major issues you need to deal with in the human resources department within Tribal government. Before you even consider the strategic plan I would strongly recommend conducting a comprehensive needs assessment which will give you the framework for…

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