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Q&A interviews

Building a Culture of Excellence in Healthcare: Q&A with AtlantiCare’s Roseann Kobialka

Few people have such a diverse and rich background in healthcare as Roseann Kobialka, assistant vice president of organizational development at AtlantiCare, a nationally recognized healthcare organization in New Jersey. Kobialka recently celebrated her 40th work anniversary at AtlantiCare, where she started as a staff … Read full posting »

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Is HR an Art or a Science?

Do we use our left brain or right brain more in HR? Is HR more about squishy, feel good moments or the cold, hard metrics behind the madness? It’s a little bit of both, according to HR influencer and WorkHuman speaker John Baldino. You may … Read full posting »

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Smiling, and Other Simple Ways to Show You Care

In some ways, it’s amazing that we even need to talk about being civil in the workplace. The three fundamentals of civility that WorkHuman speaker Christine Porath shares with us below were taught to us in kindergarten. But we could all use a refresher on … Read full posting »

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The Toxic Impact of Incivility

Just because civility seems to have disappeared from politics, that doesn’t mean it should be forgotten in the workplace. What does it mean to be civil? How does a lack of civility impact your people and your bottom line? And what role do managers and … Read full posting »

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Joy at Work: Q&A with Improv Asylum’s Chet Harding

Be present. Listen. Don’t take yourself too seriously. These are just a few fun tips from Chet Harding, co-founder of Improv Asylum, on building a more human workplace through the power of improvisation. In our Q&A below, Harding gives a sneak preview of what to … Read full posting »

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You Can’t Ignore Business Ethics & Social Responsibility in 2017

  During a recent visit home, my family and I got into a heated discussion about politics – that is, until my brother told us to “please stop.” He’s tired of politics seeping into everything – TV, radio, work conversations, and even sports. He’s right. … Read full posting »

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Guest Post: Harnessing the Power of Relationships

When was the last time you thought about gravity? It plays a pretty important role in our lives, doesn’t it? It keeps us from floating off into space. It literally holds our solar system together. Gravity is vital to our survival. And yet, unless you … Read full posting »

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In Defense of Feedback, Gender Equality, and Psychological Safety: Adam Grant Q&A (Part 2)

In part one of our interview with Adam Grant, we talked about why it’s important to hire for cultural contribution as opposed to cultural fit – especially if you want to stamp out groupthink. Once you have the right people in place to contribute original … Read full posting »

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Adam Grant’s Tips for Hiring & Developing Original Thinkers

Lots of companies say they want to be innovative and push beyond commonly accepted boundaries in their industry. But is your HR strategy truly supporting this endeavor? Are original thinkers flourishing – or being stifled – in your organization? Are you taking the right steps … Read full posting »

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Feedback, Inclusion, and Permission to Be Yourself: Q&A with Susan Cain (Part 2)

In part one of our Q&A with author and WorkHuman speaker Susan Cain, we talked about the misconception that introverts are not as ambitious or as inspiring as leaders. If we think about coaching and managing quieter people, what are the best ways to deliver … Read full posting »

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