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).
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).
We’ve compiled – just for you – 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: During an often-hectic time of year, it’s easy to get caught up in your own story. Are you usually above the line or below it? This week’s highlighted article explains what that means (look for the ✦ below).
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.
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).
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.
Senior? Junior? Mid-level? How do you know the difference between employees? This is often based on years of experience, which is dumb. Someone’s “level” is not time-based. Everyone learns at a different pace, and we all have inherently different mindsets. Some of us act like toddlers no matter how old or experienced we are, and we’ve all seen teenagers who act wise beyond their years.
Here’s how we break it down at Blissbook (and how you should break it down, too). We’re assuming your company has some sort of a mission, vision, or purpose + core values or behaviors. If you don’t, start there.
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).
Remember the last time you fished around the bottom of an ice-cold cooler for your beverage of choice? Imagine keeping your hand in that frigid water for more than a couple seconds. Not a pleasant hypothetical, huh? However, let’s say you’ve got two options. Option 1: you immerse your hand for 60 seconds and, after the minute has passed, you’re done. Option 2: you submerge your hand for 90 seconds total, but the temperature will increase by 2° F after the first 60 seconds. So, the difference between Option 1 and Option 2 is that the second offering includes a bonus period of 30 seconds of still-pretty-much-ice-cold water. Which unfavorable option are you leaning toward?