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It’s Time to Rethink “Professionalism”

More than a year after the line between work and home blurred, instead of expecting our colleagues to be “professional,” maybe we can allow them to be “human”

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A few weeks ago in one of the many professionally-oriented Facebook groups I’ve joined or been added to over the years, a senior…




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Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Teller of tales—mine and others'. Eater of foods—cooked and ordered. Yoga instructor. Phillies fan. Former Texan.

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