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Nov 10, 2021

Greg Brinkley, former fed and a coach to black federal employees, describes a few of the archetypes he wrote about in Uncivilized: How Government Workers Behave and What to do to Help Them. He delivers advice on how to deal with these folks (trust me, you definitely work with the people he's describing). My personal favorite is the arsonist - the ones who are ready to figuratively burn it all down. You'll recognize the behaviors he outlines in our discussion, and his advice on how to stay motivated and succeed can help all federal employees.

Greg graciously offered a code to save $300 on his most recent course for public servants. Use NOMISTAKE at checkout on his site, 

You can find his book, Unciviliized, at