Lone Survivor: When You Are Forced To Make Killer Decisions

January 3, 2014

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“What do we do now?” I have no stones to throw when it comes to judging the wisdom of that decision made in March of 2005 amidst the complicated hills of Afghanistan. I certainly lack the military experience to make judgment on this moment in history—a moment soon to be exposed on the large screens […]

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2013’s Top 5 Posts in Jack-In-The-Team Box

January 2, 2014

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Based on the number of “hits” to the Jack-in-the-Team Box blog, the following were the Top Five posts in 2013: Who Qualifies to be Your Corporate Wellness Champion? This post was published in May and later moved to my new Raving Wellness blog. Three Powerful Reasons to Include Physical Exercise on Your Resume. Published in […]

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From Atlanta to Cathy, “Thank You!”

December 3, 2013

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Atlanta employers are indebted to Cathy Missildine. For the past year Cathy has served as the President of the 2,500 member SHRM-Atlanta—one of the largest city chapters of the Society of Human Resource Management. The role of President of SHRM-Atlanta is a volunteer position. But it’s not one of those roles where you simply enjoy […]

What Can You Do for a Terminally Ill Employee?

October 6, 2013

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What do you do for a terminally ill employee? This is what I wrestled with as cancer took its ugly hold on one of our employees. What could I do for Christine? How could I encourage her? What could I offer her in this season of pending death? Sure, there were trips to the hospital […]

Why Leaders Give the Gift of Discomfort

August 29, 2013

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I’ve known a lot of people in leadership positions who made their employees uncomfortable. All of us could share multiple examples of how a manager or supervisor went well beyond discomfort and propelled us into misery. However, did you know that making an employee uncomfortable can be an act of genuine concern and wellbeing for […]

How to Insert Your Healthy Lifestyle into a Job Interview

August 6, 2013

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Into today’s health-conscious workplace a quickly growing number of employers are considering the health of job candidates. Therefore, there are ample reasons why job applicants should include their physical activity on their resume and tout their physical health in the interview. Laws are in place to protect potential employees from discrimination based on race, sex, […]

A Parting Gift for the Summer Intern

August 1, 2013

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I just gave our summer intern a gift. I hope it is a gift that will keep giving. My first experience with a summer intern is now history. Contrary to circumstantial expectations, it was an exceptionally positive experience. In May, when I learned Dan was going to be joining us for the summer, I also […]

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