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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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Leadership Development vs. A Leadership Model

Leadership Development vs. A Leadership Model

Several years ago, I attended a quarterly leadership meeting where we compared two seemingly similar words. The words were “reaction” and “response.” The longer the discussion went on, the less similar the two words appeared to be. The discussion was led by one of the company’s owners and the point…

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The DO OVER Opportunity

The DO OVER Opportunity

The Gift of a DO OVER How often do you get the opportunity to start over and think differently about how you want to live your life and run your business? Can a year of turmoil be a gift to open our awareness of what truly matters at work and in…

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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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