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Engaging, Retaining and Managing Lives: How to Show Employees They Matter

Engaging, Retaining and Managing Lives: How to Show Employees They Matter

Retaining Employees Through “The Great Resignation” In Q2 of 2021, 11.5 million employees quit their jobs. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 34% of US employees plan to leave their employer in the next twelve months. What’s a simple and in the moment way to assess how engaged your…

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Always Problems

Always Problems

We All Live With “Always Problems” As unique human beings living and working together, we experience problems. Our problems make it difficult to accomplish our tasks, achieve our desired results or simply connect with others. While some problems can be solved permanently – like learning a new skill to overcome…

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How to Make Kolbe Actionable

How to Make Kolbe Actionable

You’ve been introduced to conation, you’ve completed the Kolbe A™ Index and you have your results. Now what? How can you use this infor­mation to continually reduce your stress, improve your relationships and become more productive – both at work and at home? Individual Applications for Kolbe Reduce Stress To…

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Changing the Narrative of Employee Wellbeing

Changing the Narrative of Employee Wellbeing

“When we’re confident, we’re focused on the present rather than worried about the future, and that makes it much easier to see how to turn obstacles into opportunities, weaknesses into advantages, and setbacks into breakthroughs.” -Dan Sullivan, Strategic Coach How can you help all individuals at your organization be at their…

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Does Your Strategic Plan Inspire?

Does Your Strategic Plan Inspire?

I was meeting with a client recently when an interesting conversation began between the two owners. Their company had just won a considerable amount of new business (excellent news), but leaders weren’t taking time to celebrate the success with their teams. As they discussed their concerns, one comment caught my…

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Leading in a Hybrid Workplace

Leading in a Hybrid Workplace

It’s here – The flexibility of the hybrid workplace that the workforce has longed for is becoming the norm for businesses of various sizes and industries. Employees are behaving like Goldilocks, seeking not too much work from home, not too much in the office, but just the right balance of…

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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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