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Lessons in Creativity, Candor, and Failure from Pixar’s Founder

21 November 2017

Barbara read Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Edwin Catmull. It turns out that being willing to fail and fail quickly without feeling embarrassment is the one of the best ways to tap into creativity. (Thoughtful candor from team members you trust helps, too.)

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The Case for Staying Home When You’re Sick

14 November 2017

Allison read If You’re Sick, Stay Away From Work. If You Can’t, Here Is What Doctors Advise. Perhaps this season more of us will follow this advice and reverse the culture of powering through when we’re sick.

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Models of Work-Life Balance

7 November 2017

Janie read Your Feelings About Work-Life Balance Are Shaped by What You Saw Your Parents Do, by Iona Lupu, and thought about one of her own role models for working life.

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12 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement

31 October 2017

Allison read The Relationship Between Engagement at Work and Organizational Outcomes (2016 Q12® Meta-Analysis: Ninth Edition) and was grateful for Gallup's continued commitment to helping organizations thrive by improving employee satisfaction.

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What Does it Mean to Trust?

24 October 2017

Barbara read Brené Brown’s new book, Braving the Wilderness, and gained a better understanding of the word, trust.

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