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  • Wakeman Wisdom: Leaning into Accountability and Away from the Ego

    Wakeman Wisdom: Leaning into Accountability and Away from the Ego

    Instead of trying to make employees happy, we should instead call employees to greatness and create a culture of shared accountability. According to Cy Wakeman, that’s the secret to engagement.

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  • 3 Ways to Tap Into the Power of Progress

    3 Ways to Tap Into the Power of Progress

    We are driven by the desire to move forward, to mark and experience progress towards a desired future state. Jason Lauritsen shares three tips for recognizing progress and motivating employees.

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  • The kryptonite to workplace incivility

    The kryptonite to workplace incivility

    At Workhuman Live 2019, Christine Porath, Ph.D. shared how learning how to thrive in the workplace can “inoculate” us from the destructive effects of uncivil co-workers and work environments.

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  • Harmony & Conflict: Why Healthy Workplaces Need Both

    Harmony & Conflict: Why Healthy Workplaces Need Both

    Healthy workplaces are about balance. You need a little of both – conflict and harmony, professionalism and vulnerability – to nurture a balanced and supportive environment for employees to thrive.

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  • 4 Ways to Elevate Employee Experience

    4 Ways to Elevate Employee Experience

    At Workhuman Live 2019, some of the world’s largest companies shared concrete, practical steps they’ve taken to improve employee experience and the impact it’s had on people and business.

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  • Gender Equity Takes Center Stage at ACM Awards

    Gender Equity Takes Center Stage at ACM Awards

    The pursuit of gender inclusion and fairness was evident last night at the Academy of Country Music Awards, where Kacey Musgraves and Ashley McBryde used the event to share their points of view.

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  • Workhuman Book Club: "Happier Now" by Nataly Kogan

    Workhuman Book Club: "Happier Now" by Nataly Kogan

    Happiness isn’t just an emotion, but a skill that can be honed. Nataly teaches us how to develop “daily anchors” – small habits that help us to cultivate our emotional health, resilience, and joy.

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  • 7 Steps to Address the Pay Gap #equalpayday

    7 Steps to Address the Pay Gap #equalpayday

    Today is Equal Pay Day, symbolizing how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. These takeaways from Workhuman 2019 will help you address that gap.

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  • Transforming horse-and-buggy rewards into a recognition Ferrari

    Transforming horse-and-buggy rewards into a recognition Ferrari

    Merck partnered with Workhuman to revamp its antiquated, paper-based recognition program into a best-in-class recognition engine that's user-friendly, locally relevant, and inclusive of all employees.

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  • Gratitude – the ultimate performance-enhancing substance

    Gratitude – the ultimate performance-enhancing substance

    A large body of psychological, behavioral, and social research shows the power of gratitude in creating a harmonious, humane, and productive work culture. Learn how to build gratitude into your team.

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  • Humans of HR: Meet Sabrina Baker, Founder of Acacia HR Solutions

    Humans of HR: Meet Sabrina Baker, Founder of Acacia HR Solutions

    Sabrina helps small businesses and startups with legal compliance, culture, and employee engagement. We chatted with her intentional leadership, trust and autonomy, and being mindful at work.

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  • Give feedback like a golf instructor

    Give feedback like a golf instructor

    When someone new to golf takes a lesson, there could be 100 things they must learn. But a good instructor tells the golfer to change one thing. Apply this process to feedback at work.

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  • 10 Takeaways from Workhuman 2019

    10 Takeaways from Workhuman 2019

    Inspiring keynotes from George Clooney, Viola Davis, Gary Hamel, Brené Brown, Geena Davis, and Kat Cole showed us human connection is key and gratitude is transformational for people and businesses.

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  • Viola Davis: 'Heroes are everyday people. They just stay 5 minutes longer.'

    Viola Davis: 'Heroes are everyday people. They just stay 5 minutes longer.'

    Workhuman 2019 closed with award-winning actor Viola Davis, who shared her story of growing up in abject poverty and how she's helping give emerging artists a chance with JuVee Productions.

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  • Geena Davis: Changing our future by changing what we see

    Geena Davis: Changing our future by changing what we see

    On the last day of Workhuman 2019 Geena shared what HR leaders can do to prevent unacceptable behavior in the workplace to truly make the future of work one where everyone feels safe and included.

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  • To Make D&I Initiatives Stick, Share Stories.

    To Make D&I Initiatives Stick, Share Stories.

    When stories hit a common chord – or even better, a heart-string – barriers crumble and the inclination to hate those we don't understand is diminished.

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  • Courage at Work: Lessons from Brené Brown

    Courage at Work: Lessons from Brené Brown

    From being vulnerable to living values and focusing on trust, Brené took the stage at Workhuman 2019 to share the teachable skills required for courageous leadership in the future of work.

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  • When leaders are rock stars: lessons from business mogul Kat Cole

    When leaders are rock stars: lessons from business mogul Kat Cole

    Kat rose to executive-level status through a combination of innate intuition and tenacity, and now continues to propel her teams to success with connection, community, and creativity.

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  • The Science Behind the International Day of Happiness

    The Science Behind the International Day of Happiness

    Happy companies perform. The 2019 Global Happiness and Well-Being Policy report includes new data on how LinkedIn's social recognition program drives employee retention and performance.

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  • George Clooney: 'Challenge power and protect the powerless'

    George Clooney: 'Challenge power and protect the powerless'

    George joined Workhuman CHRO Steve Pemberton on stage, covering everything from family life and humble beginnings to the changes we’re seeing – both positive and negative – in the world.

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