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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Weathering the Storm of 360 Feedback

By on November 20, 2019 in Leadership with 0 Comments
Weathering the Storm of 360 Feedback

Are you using 360 feedback constructively? The author explains a better way to utilize it.

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“It’s Not Me, It’s You!” How to Handle Toxic Coworkers

By on September 8, 2019 in Leadership with 0 Comments
“It’s Not Me, It’s You!” How to Handle Toxic Coworkers

Most of us have had to deal with toxic co-workers at some point in our careers. The author provides some advice on how to ease the frustration.

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How to Handle Your Bad Boss and Move on With Life

By on August 7, 2019 in Leadership with 0 Comments
How to Handle Your Bad Boss and Move on With Life

How do you deal with the boss from hell? The author provides some tips for federal employees facing this situation.

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Are You Proud to be a Stressed-Out Leader?

By on May 20, 2019 in Leadership with 0 Comments
Are You Proud to be a Stressed-Out Leader?

Is stress taking a toll on your body, job or personal life? The author recounts how stress was destroying her workplace and health and how she overcame it.

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Performance, Potential, and Promotion… Oh My!

By on May 6, 2019 in Leadership with 0 Comments
Performance, Potential, and Promotion… Oh My!

How can you achieve your full potential in your federal career? The author provides some inspirational advice.

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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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