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What To Do Before You Upskill

What To Do Before You Upskill

Are you a “life-long-learner?” If you haven’t adopted an “upskilling” behavior, now would be a good time to start. A full half of the global workforce will require “reskilling” by 2025, according to one jobs report. In just a few short years, many of us will need to learn new…

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Company Core Values That Go Beyond Integrity and Innovation

Company Core Values That Go Beyond Integrity and Innovation

The Case for Company Core Values Core values set an expectation for how you interact with everyone – from employees to customers and everyone in between, including candidates, vendors and community members. Core values differentiate you from the competition and connect you with others who share those same values. They…

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A Culture-Boosting Framework for Well-Being

A Culture-Boosting Framework for Well-Being

Making Well-Being Part of Your Culture What is well-being and how can you make your framework for well-being or well-being strategy better – more effective, engaging and successful – at your organization? Workplace well-being strategies continue to evolve beyond traditional assessments and one-size-tries-to-fit-all lunch and learns. What if well-being was…

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Make Waves with Gratitude

Make Waves with Gratitude

What do you think of waves? Do waves remind you of a sun-soaked beach? Or an unforgiving storm? Do you picture sound waves radiating from the clash of cymbals? Or the fans of your favorite sports team throwing their hands in the air? Whether gentle or threatening, visible or invisible…

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How to Make Your Company Intranet More Effective

How to Make Your Company Intranet More Effective

Social Media v. Your Company Intranet Do you ever wonder how employees can spend over two hours per day on social media, like the average user, but miss an important update on the company intranet? You’re not alone. Internal communications professionals are met with the challenge of strategizing, creating and…

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The Leadership Skill of Abundance

The Leadership Skill of Abundance

Believing There’s More Than Enough Have you ever played Solitaire? It’s a card game most people can find on their computer, and as the name implies, it’s meant to be played alone. Thankfully for my family – there’s a way to play with another person, or even a group. Sometimes…

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Business Books from the humanworks8 Bookshelf

Business Books from the humanworks8 Bookshelf

Why We Read “Business Books” The humanworks8 team is committed to continuous learning. We want to learn from others, challenge our own thinking and leverage existing research as we continue to bring The 8 to life in our client organizations. One way we do this – reading. You may even…

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Creating a Culture Where Everyone Contributes

Creating a Culture Where Everyone Contributes

Everyone Contributes: The Foundation Everyone Contributes. No two people are precisely the same. You and I look different, come from different backgrounds, have unique experiences, but we both contribute. In fact, Everyone Contributes. It’s one of “The 8.” The 8 are what we believe all people need – at work,…

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Nurturing Your Family-Owned Business Culture

Nurturing Your Family-Owned Business Culture

The Perception of a Family-Owned Business With more than five collective decades of experience working within high performing family-owned businesses, our team understands how the traits of a family-owned business can be perceived as limitations or problems. We see things differently. We believe a family-owned business like yours possesses the freedom to quickly transform your perceived…

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People-Centric Solutions for Start-Ups

People-Centric Solutions for Start-Ups

Why are people-centric solutions such a critical business need for start-up companies? Because it all comes down to people. Your success depends on the partners you choose, the investors you find, the employees you hire and the customers you attract. This is especially true with young, growing businesses where the…

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