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Give Thanks – 2017

It's that time of year again. And boy, we couldn't be happier. Here's what our lovely Brilliant Ink family is thankful for this year:     Ann:  Besides all that I’m thankful for every SINGLE day (my family, my health, a job I love), this year I’m especially thankful for…  Amazing TV to binge watch (currently loving Stranger Things 2, Atlanta, The Affair).  My handy...

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Inklings: Week of 4/10/2015

Hooray for Friday! See what’s been circulating the web this week: The Benefits of Unplugging as a Team – Do you prefer reading from a screen or from a physical book you hold in your hands? See what some have to say about technology and how we use it. 30 Super-Critical Non-Verbal Cues in Business – You’ve probably been told over and...

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Meaningful Employee Recognition Programs That Don’t Cost a Thing

To combat my end-of-ski-season blues, I’ve been dreaming about a pair of expensive, tricked-out skis. They’ll help me float through any snow conditions, backwards or forwards, and are magenta, a huge selling point for me. So, should I spend more than a month’s rent on them? The jury’s still out. But when it comes to recognizing your people, do you...

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Dancing like Maniacs

Today we had a dance party. That’s right – a dance party. Arms were flying, legs were kicking and booties were swaying. Right there in the middle of the office, we danced around for five minutes to a peppy song without judgment or chatter about work. And no, we haven’t lost our minds. ...

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Inklings: Week of 3/6/2015

Happy Employee Appreciation Day! Here are some things to think about as you head into your weekend: 3 Signs You’re Being Too Nice to Your Team- Being “too nice” can hinder employees’ growth. We gathered some advice on entering into this zone. How to Be More...

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The Worst Interview I Ever Had

I thought I’d found the perfect job for my next career move as I was finishing up my MBA. It was doing strategic communications for a large Austin-based technology company (hint: it rhymes with Bell) and I’d done a couple of rounds of phone interviews. The team seemed great, the work was interesting and I was excited that they’d asked...

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Inklings: Week of 2/27/2015

Friday. Inklings. Happy reading. The 12 Best Ways to Reward Employees on a Budget – Looking for some ideas about how to boost employee engagement? Look no further. 11 Google apps you probably didn’t know existed – It goes without saying that Google rolls out many...

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Finding Wisdom at Work

When was the last time you had a truly extraordinary day at work? I’m lucky enough to say that mine was yesterday, when I attended one of the most interesting daylong events of my entire career. The event was Wisdom at Work, which was held in conjunction with Wisdom 2.0 – a conference...

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Inklings: Week of 2/20/2015

Happy Friday, Inklings readers! See what’s been trending this week: 5 Ways To Get Out Of A Funk – Got the winter blues? Try these tips to shake those funky feelings. Assessment: Should We Pursue This New Project? – Which questions should we be asking ourselves...

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