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The Obstacle Course

The Obstacle Course

What if we had all been training for the Business Tough Mudder during 2019? You may be thinking – Does that really exist? Then you may jump to – 2020 was a Tough Mudder. And you may end up at – Could I have been better prepared as an individual…

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Bursting Bubbles – Grumpy Cat

Bursting Bubbles – Grumpy Cat

This guest blog post was written by friend of humanworks Rebecca Michelsen and is part of the Bursting Bubbles series. Both personally and professionally, I have always felt a connection with this quote from Maya Angelou, “I learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will…

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The Content Leader

The Content Leader

Contentment vs. Continuous Improvement Of all the qualities we look for in leaders, contentment isn’t one of them. The very idea of contentment – and a content leader – seems to be an attack on our sacred standard of continuous improvement. We each know this basic truth: things can always…

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Solving Internal Communication

Solving Internal Communication

Why Leaders Should Care (More) About Internal Communication Internal “marketing” is not just good for your people, it’s good for business. While 74% of employees feel they’re missing out on company updates, implementing or elevating internal communication practices can address this quickly and broadly. This is especially relevant with COVID-related…

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Culture After Chaos Podcast

Culture After Chaos Podcast

Shawn joins Kristin Gupta, host of Authentic Leadership and Defining Leaders, for a conversation about upholding organizational culture after chaos.

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How to Build Your Employer Brand

How to Build Your Employer Brand

Defining Employer Brand Tide. Gerber. Mattel. Nike. Dunkin’. When you think of any brand, different words, images and feelings that the brand evokes come to mind. As a business leader, you want consumers to think of your product or service first when they have a need. An employer brand is…

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Bursting Bubbles – Interviewing is the New Dating

Bursting Bubbles – Interviewing is the New Dating

This guest blog post was written by friend of humanworks Mina Kwak and is part of the Bursting Bubbles series. We are happy to share that since writing this post, Mina has accepted and started a new job! — Unpopular Opinion: Interviews are just first dates without the cocktails. 2020, amirite? Like so many…

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Bursting Bubbles – The Proud Scar

Bursting Bubbles – The Proud Scar

This guest blog post was written by friend of humanworks Tammy Ruh-Mertens and is part of the Bursting Bubbles series. — I was in my early 50’s when I had my first overnight stay in a hospital and when I was wheeled out 5 days later, I had a 6-inch…

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Well-Being Boss or Well-Being Leader?

Well-Being Boss or Well-Being Leader?

Are you a “boss” or a “leader?” Maybe you’ve seen an illustration like the one we’ve chosen for this blog. The leader is out in front, contributing to the mission and showing everyone how to pull the rope, but the “boss” sits and points – being pulled as they shout…

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How to Build a Culture of Well-Being

How to Build a Culture of Well-Being

Well-being goes beyond movement and it’s bigger than your benefits or total rewards package, though having philosophies and tactics in both of those areas may likely help to elevate your organization. Well-being is – and must be – about every facet of your life. The adage of, “If it’s everything,…

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