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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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The Tsundoku

The Tsundoku

For as long as I can remember I have loved to read.  I was brought up in a family that made regular trips to the library to look for new books to read every week or so.  It was an adventure.  I loved getting lost in the stacks and trying…

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Take Off

Take Off

I’ve been told I’m not very good at accepting compliments, maybe it’s because my mind is scrambling for something nice to say in return.  Do you know that feeling?  Here’s something that earned me a few compliments recently: Thanks for your message! I’m taking a day off to breathe, rest,…

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Do you have 5 minutes to spare, for YOU?

Do you have 5 minutes to spare, for YOU?

Pause & reflect. Find energy in balanced well-being. Looking at my Lululemon shopping bag, I’m reminded multiple times to take a pause for a meditation and deep breath break… “Breathe Deeply” “Meditate for 10 minutes every day. Unless you’re busy. Then meditate for 20.” “Stress is related to 99% of…

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Disrupt: Notions About Work that Are So Last Year

Disrupt: Notions About Work that Are So Last Year

The last few weeks of 2019 were full of networking events, professional development workshops and more LinkedIn scrolling than usual. A few comments and posts stood out to me because they went against the grain and challenged me to think differently. How could ideas like working less, celebrating late bloomers…

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Consistency: A 22nd Century Skill

Consistency: A 22nd Century Skill

Not long ago, a member of my team emailed me an interesting challenge: come up with a training for 22nd century skills. It piqued my interest. Here’s how I responded: “That’s a cool idea. By the 22nd century, I imagine there will be a volume of content so immense that…

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