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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5-Piece Toolkit to Build a Great Working Relationship

By on September 17, 2014 in Leadership with 0 Comments

Did you ever notice that some people can say anything? And not only do they get away with it, they actually get what they want most of the time! What’s the secret?

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How Big is Your Cup?

By on August 12, 2014 in Leadership with 0 Comments

Are you equipped to handle an influx of abundance in your life? It might not be as easy as you think. The author offers some suggestions for expanding what she calls your “Abundance Cup.”

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How to Communicate Clearly in a Disagreement

By on June 30, 2014 in Leadership with 0 Comments

There will inevitably be times when you disagree with your co-workers on various issues. The author offers some tips for handling disagreements at work gracefully.

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Office Politics for Those Who HATE Politics

By on May 12, 2014 in Leadership with 0 Comments

The people you allow within your physical space have a huge impact on your ability to maintain control of your life and create the kind of career success you want. The author offers some tips for how to surround yourself with others who will bring out the best in you.

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The 3 Surprising Questions Your Wardrobe and Your Job Have in Common!

By on April 11, 2014 in Leadership with 0 Comments

The author says that just like a pair of old jeans, sometimes things in your life will change causing your job to no longer fit you. She offers some questions to ponder as you reflect on your career and whether or not it is still the right fit for you.

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3 Tips to Get More Time Off…and Have Your Supervisor Love You For It!

By on March 16, 2014 in Leadership with 0 Comments

The author offers three tips to help you ensure your vacation days don’t go to waste as well as increase the likelihood that your supervisor will grant you the time off.

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Enhance Your Leadership: The One Thing You Can Do Tonight to Guarantee Better Performance Tomorrow

By on February 7, 2014 in Leadership with 0 Comments

One thing frequently not discussed is sleep and how important it is to be able to work effectively. The author points out that getting regular sleep is important if you want to be successful as a leader and highlights some of the problems a lack of rest can cause.

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Your 3 Most Important "Developmental Areas"

By on January 1, 2014 in Leadership with 0 Comments

The author says that employees and supervisors both likely hate conversations about an employee’s “developmental areas,” but says that there is a more useful way to define and use them.

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Is Your Boss a Jerk? Try This…

By on November 5, 2013 in Leadership with 0 Comments

If you encounter a difficult person at work, it could be a manifestation of a need that is not being met. The author provides some tips on how to recognize and address this.

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The Leadership Tool Most Leaders Are Scared to Use…

By on August 21, 2013 in Leadership with 0 Comments

The author says that allowing yourself to sometimes be pulled instead of pushing in a direction can be a valuable skill for leaders to use.

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