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Archive for December 2016

The value of perseverance during trying times

As Indigenous people we have survived many trials and tribulations Throughout the last 524 years of colonization we have dealt with epidemics, the removal of our children, the loss of our land and culture, the depression, the termination era, racism and oppression in many forms Now we are being tested again and we are not…

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Don’t go there

In the book by Richard Carlson called Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and Its all Small Stuff, one of the sayings he writes on is “Don’t go there.” In the workplace this is one that has saved my bacon on more than one occasion. It is a challenge sometimes not be reactive when we are…

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Let the Good times roll

Today is a snowy day here in Gig Harbor. As I was walking my dog this morning(he loves the snow) I was thinking about how important it is to be spontaneous when you are in the workplace. For example on a snowday there have been times where my staff and I went outside during one…

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Day 2 for Supervisors Training

The first day of training went very well here at the Umatilla Tribe for all their supervisors. The participants were very engaged and provided excellent feedback. We had snow all day it didn’t affect us at all. Today we will be covering coaching and mentoring, succession planning, building trust for your staff and communications. Not…

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Training Supervisors

Tribal leaders set the policy and supervisors/managers implement the policy. Within Tribal government the number one reason staff leave the organization is due to poor supervision. The good news is that supervisors can be trained to learn new skills and knowledge. Today I will be conducting a training for supervisors at the Umatilla Tribe by…

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