Your Team Hates You and Here’s Why (And How You Can Fix It)

Lunch Keynote Session
Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET
Attendees Can Earn 1 CPE Credit

Ok, we know this title seems harsh. But there very well may be certain things you do or say that drive your team absolutely nuts. Things you may be oblivious to. In this keynote, you will hear from government experts about how to root out what annoys your team and how to fix it.


Mary Abbajay, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host at Cubicle Confidential Podcast

Mary Abbajay, author of the best-selling Managing Up: How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss is the president of Careerstone Group, LLC, a full-service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions to business and government.

As a sought-after author, speaker, consultant, and trainer, Mary helps clients develop the strategies, skills and sensibilities needed for success in the 21st century. Her expertise lies in helping clients create dynamic and productive workplaces that foster professional and personal excellence and growth. In short, she is committed to creating workplaces where both the organization and the individual can flourish.

Mary Abbajay brings over 20 years of leadership experience, a master’s degree in Organizational Management, and post-graduate certificates from Georgetown University and the Coaches Training Institute. In addition to being an entrepreneur and consultant, Mary has served as adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School of Management and has taught at both Montgomery College and the Georgetown University Center for Professional Development.

Mary is a frequent expert contributor for television, radio and print publications where she provides practical leadership and career advice. In addition to her role as a contributor, her work and advice have appeared in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, The Financial Times, Money, Southwest Airlines Magazine, Monster, and the BBC.

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