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How to Energize Your Employees

This article was written by Theresa Welbourne and published in Inc.com. Meetings and performance reviews don’t energize employees. For that, you need something a little more … random. As companies grow, they create routines and processes. Management seems to think this will make their companies more efficient. It might, but routines and processes also sap employee energy. … Continue reading

Be Happier: 10 Things to Stop Doing Right Now

This article was written by Jeff Haden and published in Inc.com. Sometimes the route to happiness depends more on what you don’t do. Happiness–in your business life and your personal life–is often a matter of subtraction, not addition. Consider, for example, what happens when you stop doing the following 10 things: 1. Blaming. People make mistakes. Employees don’t meet your expectations. … Continue reading

Coping with osteoarthritis in the workplace

This article was written by Tammy Burns and published in BenefitsCanada.com.   Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent form of arthritis, affecting approximately three million Canadians. And while it’s commonly believed that arthritis is a disease of the elderly, 58% of arthritis patients are under the age of 65—which means, they’re still in the workforce. If … Continue reading

3 Ways To Kill Your Company’s Idea-Stifling Shame Culture

This article by Brené Brown originally appeared in Fast Company. Proposing ideas makes people feel vulnerable–so it’s in innovation’s interest to create a culture that’s secure. In 2010 I had the opportunity to spend a long weekend with fifty CEOs from Silicon Valley. One of the other speakers at the retreat was Kevin Surace, the … Continue reading

How to be content (without sacrificing on-the-job effectiveness)

Guest post written by Catherine Chen, Health Coach at catherinechenwellness.com.    While catching up over dinner with one of my favorite consultant-friends, I listened to George* as he admitted his challenges with drawing limits on how much overtime he was putting in for his clients. George gains significant satisfaction from putting in long hours of hard … Continue reading

How To Exert Authority At Work Without Yelling Or Screaming

This article was written by Lisa Quast and published in Forbes.com. Ever watched a co-worker or boss lose his or her temper and yell or scream at someone at work? Odds are you lost some respect for them while you overheard the emotional scene. According to Amy Levin-Epstein, losing your temper at work is “a sure way to … Continue reading

Most wellness programs save $1 to $3 for every dollar invested

This article was written by Chris Anderson, Editor, and published in HealthcarePayerNew.com. Most employers that measure the performance of their employee wellness and value-based healthcare offerings show a return on investment (ROI) for these programs, with a significant number showing savings of $3 or more for every dollar spent, according to new research published by the International … Continue reading

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

This article was written by Kevin Purdy and published in FastCompany.com. How much does the first hour of every day matter? As it turns out, a lot. It can be the hour you see everything clearly, get one real thing done, and focus on the human side of work rather than your task list. Remember when … Continue reading

Workplace bullying on the rise, according to new study

This article was written by Debra Auerbach in TheWorkBuzz.com. Most workers, even those who love their jobs, would probably say their job has caused them stress at some point. Throw in job insecurity, an increased workload and intensified pressure to perform, and stress levels can hit the roof. While some workers release stress in positive, healthy ways, … Continue reading

Steelcase CEO on How Office Layout Impacts Corporate Culture

This article was published in Forbes.com and written by George Bradt, Contributor.  If culture is an organization’s only truly sustainable competitive advantage (which it is), and a winning BRAVE culture is comprised of behaviors, relationships, attitudes, values and the environment (which it is), then you need to think about how your work environment is communicating and informing your corporate culture … Continue reading