“Mindfulness Is a Lifestyle.”
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“Mindfulness Is a Lifestyle.”

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“Structure Begets Flexibility.”
“Structure Begets Flexibility.”
“Structure Begets Flexibility.”

We're drowning in emails, text messages, and more and more new collaboration tools. Cal Newport advises organizations to pull the emergency brake now.

Seven Questions to Give Your (Work) Life the Momentum It Deserves
Seven Questions to Give Your (Work) Life the Momentum It Deserves
Seven Questions to Give Your (Work) Life the Momentum It Deserves

Things aren’t really moving forward in life; you’re easily irritable, perhaps at a loss? And while everyone else is joyfully talking about the “new normal,” you’re getting a rash?

Virtual Meeting Marathons Make You Sick
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Make Virtual Training Effective

Moving learning online can be a win-win – when done correctly. 

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Rachel Gutman

6 Questions for the Boss Who Wants You Back in Your Cubicle

Ready to return to the office? More importantly, is the office ready to provide a safe workplace for you?

The Atlantic
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Ben Cooke

The Value of Dyslexia

Workers with dyslexia could bridge the skills gap as organizations automate.

Made by Dyslexia
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Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel

The Long-Distance Teammate

Remote workers can thrive and stay connected to their teammates and bosses.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
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Gil Gildner

Making Remote Work Work

Work from home on your schedule. Sounds great! Where do I sign up?

Baltika Press
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Bartley J. Madden

Value Creation Principles

Still looking at price-to-earnings ratios? If so, you’re missing out on the market’s true winners.

Wiley
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Octavia Bromell

Exploring Personal Projects

Learn how passion projects can support both mental health and a healthy creative career.

99U
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How Can I Support Employees Who Are Experiencing Burnout Due to Stressors from All Aspects of Life?

Most people, at some time in their career, experience burnout. And while work/life balance often is the main culprit to blame, research shows it’s not the only one when someone’s trying to regain a balance.

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What Can I Do, Starting Today, to Set Boundaries at Work to Support More of a Balance in My Life?

Even if the culture at the office enables these boundaries, each employee has to be confident in setting them. Here is what you need to know when taking work-life balance into your own hands.

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Job Crafting Means Shaping Your Job to Enhance Your Well-Being!

Job Crafting: Take Charge
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Job Crafting: Take Charge

Job crafting means proactively shaping your job to enhance your well-being. Although the concept has been around for a while, the pandemic has given it new relevance. Part I of this two-part series looks at what job crafting entails.

Job Crafting: A Skill for the Future
Job Crafting: A Skill for the Future

The concept has been around for 20 years. Yet the skills involved in job crafting are more pertinent to career success today than they have ever been before.  

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Catherine Moore

What Is Job Crafting?

Your job isn’t your dream job? That doesn’t mean it can’t be!

Positive Psychology
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Andy Storch

Own Your Career Own Your Life

Stop drifting through your working years; take charge of your career and start loving your life.

Andy Storch
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Dave Hollis

Get Out of Your Own Way

A former self-help skeptic offers guidance for overcoming the lies that keep you from a richer, fuller life.

HarperCollins Leadership
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Chase Jarvis

Creative Calling

Unleash your creativity to channel a new source of personal power.

HarperBusiness
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Bruce Anderson

Why Internal Mobility Needs to Be Part of Your Talent Strategy

Find out how an internal mobility program can benefit your organization – and what might stand in its way.

LinkedIn
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The Hybrid Workplace
The Hybrid Workplace
The Hybrid Workplace

After the pandemic, there won't just be the office and the home office – but everything in between. Here are five points to consider.

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“Turn That Damn Thing Off!”
“Turn That Damn Thing Off!”
“Turn That Damn Thing Off!”

With comprehensive home office, team chat solutions have led your colleagues straight into your living room – sometimes even worse. How do you put them outside the door again and get the necessary recreation time?

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Biohacking for Beginners
Biohacking for Beginners
Biohacking for Beginners

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What difference can an individual make? “A really big one”, says Meredith Taghi, VP Group Learning, Talent and HR Platforms at Deutsche Post DHL. “That is, if the right people are given the opportunity to get things done.” Meredith says it was Michael J. Arena’s Adaptive Space that opened her eyes to the potential of perfect job/people matches. Read our summary of the book!

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Michael J. Arena

Adaptive Space

Disrupt your competitors, or the boldest of them will disrupt you. For “disrupt,” read “kill.”

McGraw-Hill Education
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