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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 […]

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 […]