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Well-Being

Are Your Wellness Incentives Killing Intrinsic Motivation?

July 21, 2016

Until recently, wellness professionals wanted to believe that if we offer rewards for the behaviors we want to see, we will achieve the outcomes we desire. This rings true if the only result you want to see is participation in your wellness program. But if long-term behavior change is your ultimate goal, it’s important to recognize the complexity involved in reaching that goal.

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Benefits, Communication

Three Secrets to Successful Employee Benefits Communication

July 19, 2016

Internal communication is essential for your company’s success. But do you know how important? Let the numbers do some talking about the importance of internal communication as a practice.

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Culture

How to Gauge the Success of Your Company Culture

July 14, 2016

How do you measure whether you have an energizing culture? We instinctively know a positive company culture enhances employee engagement. The question is how are companies supposed to gauge their cultures? What are the best practices for measuring culture success/shortcomings?

We generally know two things about culture: 1) a positive culture leads to an engaged workforce, and 2) most organizations have no idea how to measure the positive and negative aspects of their cultures.

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Leadership

Conquer Sunk Costs and Discover New Opportunities

July 12, 2016

Sunk costs are the investments we make into something which can never be recovered. The problem is: People have a hard time cutting their losses. Think of a home that is beyond its years and value. We keep dumping money into it year after year with the hope that all our hard work will finally pay off. That we'll finally receive the investment we deserve.

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Partners, Leadership

The Path to a Life Worth Living

July 7, 2016

Have you ever read a book that changed the trajectory of your life? Sometimes it is the ideas themselves and sometimes I think it is the magical combination of encountering them at the moment when you are most ready to hear them.

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