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Employee Appreciation is Not an Event

July 30, 2013

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Another Administrative Professionals’ Day has come and gone with astonishing success. She was treated to a delightful lunch at Olive Garden. Fresh salad, warm bread sticks, iced tea, pleasant small talk and her favorite Italian dish was on the menu—Chicken Parmigiana. Thought not one to normally eat dessert at lunch, the tiramisu was the darling […]

The Company That Solved Health Care

July 11, 2013

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When your company’s wellness program rations Viagra then you know there is an extensive wellness initiative in place. So it is at Serigraph, a Wisconsin-based company with 1,500 employees in Wisconsin, Mexico, China and India. Following a presentation I gave on Employee Wellness, one of the participants came to me and recommended I read John […]

How to Avoid the Scarlet Letter in Your Employee Wellness Program

July 5, 2013

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Hester Prynne struggled with the open shame and guilt of sin—much like many employees today who are forced to endure the shame placed upon them by well-meaning employee wellness programs. The name Hester Prynne may not ring the bell of our memory, but many of us remember what she was forced to bear. Hester is […]

Who Qualifies to be Your Corporate Wellness Champion?

May 7, 2013

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There is a significant misconception in many organizations who aim to birth an employee wellness strategy. This misconception revolves around the question of who qualifies to be the Wellness Champion for the organization. The prevailing opinion will often be that the only people worthy of leading the wellness strategies are either nutritionists, dietitians, nurses or […]

The Best Improvement to Your Employee Benefit Package May Not Cost You Anything

February 28, 2013

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Sometimes the best way HR Directors and small business owners can improve their Employee Benefits offering is to better communicate what is already provided. Often it is the employees who do not take the time to listen to, or read, the information we provide for them. At times, however, we in HR are at fault […]

Knowing When to Say NO to Growth

February 5, 2013

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Like the sixth grade boy who is shorter than all of the girls in his class, we in leadership earnestly crave growth. The small business owner wants to grow his client base. The entrepreneur wants to grow her employee count. The Executive Director of the association wants to grow their membership. The Pastor wants to […]

Great Leaders Navigate by Facilitating the Ideas of Others

January 11, 2013

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Recently, I was in a meeting with a team from SHRM-Atlanta. We were planning sessions for the coming year and brainstorming on how to improve one of our offerings. With some hesitation, I made a suggestion that was outside of the box. The group was silent for a brief moment and then Mary Lynn, the […]