Why Manage Up?

What is "managing up" - and why do people do it? This idea is really about managing your career in a way that benefits you and your supervisor. It is about understanding your boss' role and concerns, your role and aspirations, and the realities of your workplace.

UMB’s Confidential Hotline

Did you know UMB has a confidential hotline? It offers a way to report something that concerns you regarding your job at UMB with or without listing your name on the report.


Why Do We Think We Must Use Force?

Is it human nature to resort to using force to get our way? Is that why we go to war instead of the negotiating table? Try this experiment with your friends and family.

Building Trust

Does trusting someone take years? What do you need to know about someone before you trust them?

Can We Define Civility?

The UMB core values describe civility as professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous interactions.

Can You Change a Bigot?

The definition of bigotry is “intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself,” according to the Oxford dictionary.

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

If you find yourself dreading conversations with others that you know are going to be emotional and controversial, I recommend reading this book.