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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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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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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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Elevate Your Performance Review Process

Elevate Your Performance Review Process

My Performance Review: I want to be a “5.” My leader was about to give me my annual performance review. Being a manager myself, I knew the drill. Each of the boxes my leader had filled out about me, I had already filled out for the members of my own…

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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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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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