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5 Zingers on How to Successfully Work From Home When You Have No Choice

Once there was an elephant who tried to use the telephant — No! No! I mean an elephone Who tried to use the telephone — ~ Laura Elizabeth Richards With the mass enforced exodus from the workplace to home due to the coronavirus there has been a plethora of articles extolling a tyranny of tips […]

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Employee Experience: Under Mental Construction

Employee experience is more than something that happens to you. You mentally construct your experience and this mental construction may be as, or even more, important than the experience itself. “What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez Powered by […]

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Happiness based on George Vaillant

Drift The following quote from an article about the Harvard Grant study demonstrated authenticity and realness in happiness. “Only with patience and tenderness might a person surrender his barbed armor for a softer shield. Perhaps in this, I thought, lies the key to the good life—not rules to follow, nor problems to avoid, but an […]

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Word of Work #1: Steps

“One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong Step Up to Work When I was 4-years old living in Regina Saskatchewan and had nothing to do on sunny August days, my mother would hand me a can of water and a paint brush. With can and brush in hand […]

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Dawning of Career

A poetic nudge on your career development from John O’Donohue’s, A Morning Offering: Dawn arrives at St. Vital Park in Winnipeg May my mind come alive today To the invisible geography That invites me to new frontiers, To break the dead shell of yesterdays, To risk being disturbed and changed. May I have the courage […]

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A Fine Collection of Work Cartoons by John Junson

Today at Work in Winnipeg, it is -50 celsius with windchill.  Now that’s cold. To keep warm I have collected the best cartoons by John Junson from his Today at Work collection from 2018. When we laugh, we indulge in a short humor break and boost to rejuvenate ourselves and maybe even keep us warm! […]

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The Secret Power of Moments for Full Engagement

I believe one of the biggest barriers to full engagement in work is fear. Fear arrives in many forms. One form I am familiar with is procrastination. We put off. We delay. We think we lack good time management or tenacious willpower. What we lack is a way to tackle the fear that surrounds being […]

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Conflate for Employee Engagement

Think “conflate” for employee engagement in 2019. To conflate is to mix together. We must strive to ensure our behaviors for engagement conflate results, relationships, wellbeing, and career. As you offer performance feedback connect that to achieving results, building a relationship, to developing the other person’s career, and to increasing the wellbeing of both of […]

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Engage 2019: Get More Into Your Work to Get More Out of Your Work

Do you know how to fully engage with your work so that both you and others fully experience all the benefits of your labor? In 2019, I am devoted to helping educate others to get more into their work to get more out of their work. If you or your organization would like to learn […]

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Engage: Peace of Mind or Piece of Mind

Here is a little bit of Christmas cheer from my good friend John Junson who has now completed 601 cartoons on work and engagement. Cartoon 601 from John Junson If you are looking for cartoons of customized cartoons for your work I highly recommend John. His work just keeps getting better and better. To see […]