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The Journey from Burnout to Growth: Regaining Confidence and the Quest for Betterment

The Journey from Burnout to Growth: Regaining Confidence and the Quest for Betterment

“I feel strong and at peace.”  Could you confidently say that right now?   In experiencing COVID-19, our mindsets, cravings and behaviors shift as we navigate the quest for control (Wave 1, as shown below) and the quest for betterment (Wave 2). Wave 1 was characterized by the mindsets of threat, forage and…

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Supporting Your Organization Through People Transitions

Supporting Your Organization Through People Transitions

Searching for a new role in “normal” times can be a tough full-time job itself. Add in a pandemic that has deeply affected every industry and the economy, and the role of a job seeker can seem impossible to navigate.   We all understand that challenging times call for measures such as layoffs or reductions in hours. These…

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The Essential

The Essential

With all the talk of what is essential and what is non-essential during these challenging times, it started me thinking what the true essentials for leaders and people are.  What really – I mean really – matters?     I believe it is drawing people into you, letting them see through the barriers to the truth and then taking one collective breath together…

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Three Ways to Think Differently About Your Current Reality

Three Ways to Think Differently About Your Current Reality

I read a post on LinkedIn recently that quickly got to the heart of what’s going on with many people who are on week seven or eight (or more) of working from home…It contained a list of surprising-but-not insights that employees have right now. Among them:   I don’t know why,…

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Human Values in the Age of COVID-19

Human Values in the Age of COVID-19

How should current & emerging human values influence the business decisions you’re making right now? The four human values of Wellness, Control, Empathy and Optimism were central motivators moving into 2020. Now, adjacent values are surfacing in response to COVID-19. How companies act now, particularly in relation to these human…

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The Compass In Video

The Compass In Video

What are your North, South, East and West that guide your actions during this time of turmoil? Inspired by this blog post, our team put together a series of videos diving into each of the four points on our compass. After watching the videos, check out the “Your Compass” tool…

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The Compass

The Compass

What are your North, South, East and West that guide your actions during this time of turmoil? How do you stay true to your North, South, East or West? The 4 Points on My Compass: Begin & End in Gratitude Act on Instinct Listen & Learn Stay Close There are…

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Who have you made a connection with today?

Who have you made a connection with today?

In January, the humanworks team researched several affective (personality) assessments. While preparing to leave for an extended vacation to Vietnam and Cambodia, my various results were fresh on my mind. Myers Briggs said that I’m an ENFP – Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Perception (P). What resonated with me…

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Create Moments, Create Community

Create Moments, Create Community

I recently read an article in AdWeek about Eve Dubois. On Canada’s Family Feud, Eve confidently and incorrectly answered “Chicken!” when asked what Popeye’s favorite food was. There was only one correct answer, and that answer was “Spinach.” I laughed at the video, but read on, learning that Popeye’s (the…

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57 Performance Reviews

57 Performance Reviews

A few weeks ago, I started receiving emails from Microsoft called “My Analytics.” Have you seen these? Microsoft is tracking my digital behaviors and creating a report designed to help me understand my work habits and give me helpful suggestions. For example, the My Analytics report told me that I…

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