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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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  • 'If you think digital disruption is hard, wait 'til you see management disruption.' - Gary Hamel

    'If you think digital disruption is hard, wait 'til you see management disruption.' - Gary Hamel

    Not only is bureaucracy terrible for human flourishing, it’s also costing businesses. If we cut bureaucracy in half Gary claims we could add three trillion dollars to the economy.

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  • 'The Gratitude Movement is Taking Over'

    'The Gratitude Movement is Taking Over'

    Eric Mosley, co-founder and CEO of Workhuman, officially opened the conference Tuesday morning with a rousing keynote that emphasized the data and science behind the business impact of gratitude.

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  • In Cy's Eyes: A Q&A with the Best-Selling Author & Global Thought Leader

    In Cy's Eyes: A Q&A with the Best-Selling Author & Global Thought Leader

    "Don't believe everything you think." Workhuman 2019 kicked off with a Q&A and book signing with Cy Wakeman. Senior writer Lauren Brown shares Cy's 3 tips on taming the ego and building resilience.

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  • Do you “Dare to Lead?” Brené Brown Shows the Way

    Do you “Dare to Lead?” Brené Brown Shows the Way

    Brené's latest book "Dare to Lead" is a handbook for leaders at all levels on how to bring your whole heart to the tough conversations that are necessary in any real, human relationship.

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  • Motivation is an Inside Job

    Motivation is an Inside Job

    If we want to cultivate thriving organizations, we need to understand what really matters to people: We all want to be happy. External initiatives and perks never truly motivate for the long term.

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  • Are You Window Gazing or Mirror Holding?

    Are You Window Gazing or Mirror Holding?

    Is the feedback you give the result of window gazing? Joe Hirsch shares 3 tips for managers to transform the dynamics of performance management by instead becoming mirror holders for employees.

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  • [VIDEO] Happy International Women's Day! #balanceforbetter

    [VIDEO] Happy International Women's Day! #balanceforbetter

    Balance is a verb, not a noun - a constant work in progress evaluating your recruiting, development, and compensation practices to ensure all humans are appreciated for the value they bring.

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  • Women of Workhuman: An Interview with Lauren Zajac

    Women of Workhuman: An Interview with Lauren Zajac

    In celebration of International Women's Day this Friday, Lauren shares her take on balance in the tech world, from how to achieve work-life balance to how women can find their voice in the boardroom.

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  • Workhuman in the News: Look Who Else is Talking About Our Celebrated 2019 Speakers

    Workhuman in the News: Look Who Else is Talking About Our Celebrated 2019 Speakers

    Our speaker lineup for Workhuman 2019 is one of the best we’ve ever had. And we’re not the only ones who have noticed – our keynote and breakout session speakers have been making a lot of headlines.

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  • Employee Appreciation Day: More Than Pizza and Cupcakes

    Employee Appreciation Day: More Than Pizza and Cupcakes

    There’s nothing inherently wrong with throwing a party today. Just remember that employees do their best work with sugar and a sense of shared purpose.

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  • Gratitude for Beginners

    Gratitude for Beginners

    Lynne Levy shares who she is grateful for this International Women's Day and four simple ways to build gratitude into our daily work and interactions.

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