Spirit of Purpose · The Need for Speed During Recovery We’re a month into year two of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Recovery from deep disruption of incredibly fast-moving change is just beginning. Looking to the future, McKinsey suggests speed will be a defining feature of the new normal for companies interested in long-term resiliency and sustainability.  The need […]

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Spirit of Purpose · Engaging Employees During Extra Challenging Times Over the past year, in the face of unprecedented change, uncertainty, anxiety, and loss we surmounted challenges and found ways to survive and remain sane.  What inspired us to keep going, to stay engaged? Gallup queried 150 chief human resources officers about what kept members of […]

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Spirit of Purpose · Stress That Can Determine Success or Failure In the workplace, and all of life, the size and complexity of challenges are not factors that determine whether we flounder or thrive.  The degree to which we believe we are in control is.  The internal belief and feeling that I can take effective action and […]

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Spirit of Purpose · How Engagement & Well-Being Feed Each Other According to Gallup, there’s a strong relationship between employee engagement and employee wellbeing – two drivers of performance, productivity and retention.  Each – engagement and wellbeing – has a reciprocal and additive impact on the future state of the other. While the best people leaders […]

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Spirit of Purpose · COVID-19 & the Struggles of Diverse Workers We’re all experiencing significant COVID-19-related challenges.  And across the diversity spectrum of black, indigenous and people of color, women, LGBTQIA community members, people with disabilities, and working parents, issues are particularly acute. A McKinsey survey says across demographic groups and geographies, workers are struggling […]

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I hear from leaders I coach that they’re concerned about how their employees are doing, but they’re afraid to intrude and overstep their boundaries.  An article in the Washington Post argues that allowing loneliness to set in is a health risk.   We humans are social beings.  Research shows that people who live alone, or report feeling lonely, […]

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According to the Society of Human Resource Management, a growing number of employers are looking for ways to address sleep apnea and insomnia among their employees.  A recent SHRM article by Kaiser Health news’ Phil Galewitz says rising healthcare costs are driving companies to address this issue. Hartford Financial Services has been actively helping employees deal […]

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