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Bugle #92: Found Time

Surprise! It’s Friday. We know the days of the week are a little bit shaky right now, but it’s Friday nonetheless. Typically we’d be in the throes of March Madness, but it seems we’ve redefined that term. Still, while we’re on the topic…

We hope you’re safely at home, but if you’re restless and/or looking for a way to make today meaningful, please consider donating blood, platelets, or plasma. The need is urgent.

While you’re donating, you can browse some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: If only I had more time. There aren’t enough hours in the day. Since most of us have an overabundance of time, how can we make the most of it? This week’s highlighted article gives us ideas to move past our FOMO (look for the below).

Bugle #91: Granddad’s Boxers

It’s Friday the 13th … and it kind of feels like it. We can all agree that anxiety levels are running quite high. As the seriousness of COVID-19 escalates, it’s important that we look out for each other; this is an “us” thing.

While you (hopefully) work from home, take a look below at some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks. But, most importantly, be safe.

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Article of the Week: Do you like to shop ‘til you drop? We figured we’d clothes out the week with something a little different. This week’s highlighted article features some anti-shopaholics (look for the below).

Bugle #90: Pay It Forward

Happy Leap Day Eve! Are you spending Leap Day in Anthony, Texas, the Leap Year Capital of the World? Come on! There’s going to be live music and dancing.

Since you’ve got an extra day this year, spend a little time reading some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: What are you doing to help those who are following in your footsteps? This week’s highlighted article reminds us how to pay it forward professionally (look for the below).

Bugle #89: Work = Love

Happy Statehood Day to Oregon and Arizona! Oregon was admitted to the United States in 1859 (the 33rd state), while Arizona was a late arrival in 1912 (the 48th state). Who knew February 14th was so significant?

After you’re done celebrating Oregon and Arizona, take some time to peruse several of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: No, we didn’t forget what day it is. For all you lovers (and haters) out there, what better day to revisit your workplace relationship policy? You’ll be smitten with this week’s highlighted article (look for the below).

Bugle #88: A Quiet Mind

Happy last-day-in-January! On this day in 1930, Scotch tape was first marketed by 3M. At least that’s their story, and they’re sticking to it… Ahem.

Before you call it a week, take a few minutes to check out some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: You know that feeling when your brain simply won’t stop firing? This week’s highlighted article gives some tips for silencing the noise. Get a load of this monk-y business (look for the below).

Bugle #87: A Depression Lesson

It’s MLK Jr.’s birthday week! Though his actual birthday was on Wednesday the 15th, the American federal holiday falls on Monday. It’s hard to choose just one of his quotations, but here goes:


“Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.”
Martin Luther King Jr., October 26, 1967

Take steps toward becoming the best by reading some of the top HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: More than 264 million people are living with depression, and there’s a good chance you work with at least one of them. This week’s featured article gives insight into managing depression in the workplace (look for the below).

It’s Prime Time: Nudge Before You Message

Bingo. Florida. Wrinkle. Do those words prompt any specific mental images? Stubborn. Forgetful. Wise. We’re getting warmer. You may have quickly determined that these are terms often associated with elderly people. However, you might become skeptical if I told you that exposure to those words would cause you to walk s l o w e r.

Bugle #83: Lift Someone Up

Surprise, it’s Friday! Are you truly astonished, or have you been counting down since, well, Sunday? Our latest pop-psych article delves into surprise in the workplace. By mixing in unfamiliar or unexpected experiences, you can help employees develop positive, lasting memories.

Up your knowledge game by reading some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: Having just celebrated World Kindness Day, this week’s featured article reminds us that small gestures can create a big impact. There’s even a bulleted list of ways to lift others. Try knocking one or two items out this weekend (look for the below).

Inject the Unexpected: Creating a Memorable Workday

It’s a beautifully peaceful day at the beach, waves occasionally reaching your sand-covered toes. A few clouds are scattered throughout the radiant blue sky, and a gentle breeze hits at all the right times. Your eyes are softly closed behind your sunglasses, but you open them when you hear a flock of seagulls flying overhead. As you glance around, a lady is exiting the water nearby, and you contemplate a quick dip yourself. As the lady leisurely towels herself dry, you notice that her skin is turquoise. After blinking a couple times to confirm what you’re seeing, you find yourself dumbfounded.

Bugle #82: Small but mighty

Whoa-vember! How did we get here? If you’re in Daylight Saving Time, take comfort in knowing you’ll have an extra hour this weekend when we “fall back.” Hopefully that makes up for the last ten months that passed by at warp speed.

Celebrate the new month by reading some of the best HR, leadership, and policy management articles we found over the past couple weeks.

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Article of the Week: We’re often told not to sweat the small stuff, but sometimes a bit of perspiration is a good thing. When it comes to employee engagement, the small stuff can add up to big results (look for the below).