Author Shauna

  It has always been illusive to me – “love what you do and do what you love”. I love having a job. I love being around fun, smart people. I love helping my organizations and team members grow; seeing the positive results from days and months of hard work and effort come to pass. But, I’ve yet to experience all of these in one place.  I would see glimpses of promise, but rarely did ...
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  These days when we hear the word “yokes” we think of those bright yellow circles (a.k.a yolks) packed with protein as a healthy way to start the day. But, just 200 years ago, the other "yoke" was a part of life – and not just the edible ones. Before there were high-powered machines, weather reports, distribution centers and the FDA, there were just farmers. Farmers used oxen to plow fields and produce as much ...
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  Spin classes are tough. The varying speeds and resistance coupled with a heart rate of 160 BPM and screaming muscles all tell you to stop – and, you’re not even going anywhere. It’s all stationary. Seriously. We are working this hard and literally going nowhere. What is also equally interesting is there is a brand of stationary bikes called “Life Cycle” used at YMCA’s spin classes I’ve attended. Which, as the name implies, you ...
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  There are millions of articles and lots of smart people who promote the importance of employee training. Often, it takes the form of checklists, binders, lectures, power points and the like when it comes to onboarding a new hire. Unfortunately, often employee training doesn't occur at all. Training for anything worthwhile takes quite a bit of effort. An investment of time and from my experience, a whole lot of grit, discipline and pain points. ...
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  When I first started my career, in 2000, the tide was just starting to change. Women were taking more leadership positions, the workplace was starting to fully embrace technology and Gen X was rising in the ranks. Just recently I noticed how my degree at my alma mater has changed since the time I earned it. It now has incorporated human resources, entrepreneurship and e-commerce classes that were not part of the curriculum in ...
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