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Sarah Agan

Director, Corner Alliance Inc. Sarah Agan is a regular contributor to Excellence in Government. She has spent the past 17 years working with clients across the federal government with a focus on helping individuals and organizations thrive. She is a Director at Corner Alliance Inc.
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Start Your Day With The 8 Irresistible Principles of Fun

December 11, 2012 Do you have 525 seconds to spare from your busy, stressful day? If so, watch the below video. It’s called the Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun. Every time I watch it I am reminded about what matters most in life and am more energized, less stressed, and more connected to ...

In the Face of Loss, How Gratitude Helped Me Thrive

December 5, 2012 December 1, 2011: “I am grateful for life and breath and Robert and woofers.” – Sarah December 1, 2011: “I am grateful for my lovely Sarah and all she brings in my life.” - Robert Last December my husband Robert and I did an experiment we called “31 Days of ...

How to TRULY Go on Vacation, Webster-style

November 27, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn Another Reason to Work on Vacation: Tax Deduction I heard the other day on the radio that if you work while on vacation you may be able to deduct a portion of your vacation expenses when you file your taxes. Makes sense…sort of. ...

The 3 Basics All Organizations Need To Survive

November 14, 2012 Thriving in Transition > Webcast > Managing Change Excellence in Government recently hosted a webcast about how to thrive during times of uncertainty and transition. During that discussion, I outlined three key things your organization needs to “get back to basics” and thrive in the face of uncertainty and looming ...

Post-Election Blues: How to Recover from Electoral Insanity

November 6, 2012 Perhaps it’s the nature of elections that drives us insane. How they focus our attention on the faults of others, whip us into a competitive frenzy and instill a wired crankiness in those paying a smidgeon of attention. I blame it on the ads. And that’s the thing. As summer ...

When it Comes to Preparedness, There’s No Time for Fighting

October 30, 2012 My husband and I took very different approaches to dealing with (or not dealing with) Hurricane Sandy and I’m curious if you had similar conversations in the days leading up to the storm: An excerpt of our conversation: Me: “honey, we need to prepare for the storm.” Him: “we’ll be ...

Stop Wasting Time Trying to Get Along

October 23, 2012 I like being with people who get along. I enjoy collegiality and nice people. AND, lately I’m hearing a lot from clients about personality differences and leaders wanting to fix those personality differences. I started to think, just today in fact, that perhaps we might just get over the fact ...

What Does Your Wanted Poster Say?

October 16, 2012 As Ernest Shackleton prepared for his Antarctic expedition he had to find men (sorry ladies, he was looking for men only) for the journey. His advertisement said: Men Wanted For Hazardous Journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in ...

The 2 Things I've Learned From My ASS-umptions

October 9, 2012 My husband and I live is a suburb of Washington, D.C. Over the years we’ve witnessed a wide spectrum of disturbances, ranging from the serious (gang and drug activity) to the less serious (zoning violations). Among those lesser nuisances (and a big pet peeve of mine) is the sheer volume ...

How My Husband’s Videogames Made Me a Better Listener

October 2, 2012 I came to terms with the fact my husband likes to play Xbox. I resisted this for a long time and finally accepted it’s something he enjoys. He often tells me about the games he plays - and I listen. Well, actually, I really don’t listen. We were having dinner ...