Martha (Austin) Wilson

Martha (Austin) Wilson is a retired CIA Operations Officer, leadership instructor, transformational coach and the founder of Greatness In Government, a leadership and personal development firm that specializes in re-energizing mid-career government employees. Organizations that are struggling with complaints about bad leaders, discrimination, bullying and other symptoms of employee dissatisfaction hire her when they are ready for a fresh approach to leadership training. She also provides private coaching to high-potential government employees who have decided to assume responsibility for their own personal and professional development.

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3 Terrifying Secrets to Real Employee Engagement

By on September 25, 2018 in Leadership with 0 Comments
3 Terrifying Secrets to Real Employee Engagement

The author says there are 3 key problems that prevent employees from being fully engaged in an organization and explains how to overcome them.

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Why Should I Listen to You?!

By on August 13, 2018 in Leadership with 0 Comments
Why Should I Listen to You?!

How do you convince somebody of your credibility? The author presents three tips to help you win influence in the workplace.

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Continuous Improvement Will Kill Your Team and Your Career!

By on June 28, 2018 in Leadership with 0 Comments
Continuous Improvement Will Kill Your Team and Your Career!

The author says that the concept of “continuous improvement” leads to frustration and burnout. She proposes a better approach.

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Traditional Leadership Training Actually Makes Matters Worse

By on April 24, 2018 in Leadership with 0 Comments
Traditional Leadership Training Actually Makes Matters Worse

The author says that if you really want to increase employee engagement, your have to stop looking in the traditional places for the solutions.

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Is Your Government Job Turning You Into A Charity Case?

By on March 25, 2018 in Leadership with 0 Comments
Is Your Government Job Turning You Into A Charity Case?

Is your job leaving you feeling angry or burned out? The author explains how this can make you feel like a charity case and how you can reverse the trend.

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Beatings Will Continue Until Performance Improves

By on February 8, 2018 in Leadership with 0 Comments
Beatings Will Continue Until Performance Improves

“Accountability” often means that somebody needs to be fired. The author says a more productive approach in the workplace is to instead celebrate incremental progress.

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The Personal ROI of Happy in Government

By on January 24, 2018 in Leadership with 0 Comments
The Personal ROI of Happy in Government

Happy employees make for more engaged employees. The author explains how this applies to federal employment.

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Why You'll Never Have Work/Life Balance

By on December 22, 2015 in Leadership with 0 Comments

Many people struggle with achieving a balance between work and their personal lives. The author explains why she believes this struggle exists.

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How To Get Rid of a Problem Employee… FOR GOOD

By on December 16, 2015 in Human Resources, Leadership with 0 Comments
How To Get Rid of a Problem Employee… FOR GOOD

The biggest challenge government supervisors face seems to be dealing with problem employees. The author provides some suggestions for dealing with these types of employees, and more specifically, ones that don’t involve firing them.

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'I Don’t Want Your Sacrifice, I Need Your Gift.' Signed, A Grateful Nation

By on October 29, 2015 in Leadership with 0 Comments

The author says that sacrifice is the one thing that is not needed, or even wanted, from federal employees. She explains what she means and what she thinks is a better approach in terms of motivating federal workers.

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