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School’s Out!

With the school year ending soon, you may be looking for activities for yourself and/or your family. Here are over 30 summer “bucket list” items to check out over the next few months that don’t involve computer screen time. Feel free to add your own suggestions, as well.   Go to the zoo or wildlife…

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2016 EAP Blogs: An Appreciation and Looking Forward

As we enter a new year, we would like to thank all of the Empathia staff who contributed to our blogs in 2016. It’s greatly appreciated! Here are our wonderful writers’ names and a web link to their various articles: Carol W. – http://www.empathia.com/author/cwilson/ Carrie R. – http://www.empathia.com/author/carrie-reuter/ Chris M. – http://www.empathia.com/author/chris-m/ Heather B. –…

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Employee Appreciation Day

With “National Bosses Day” upon us, I began to wonder if there’s a specific day of the year that is set aside to honor and appreciate employees who are not managers. Sure, there’s Labor Day, which focuses on the American labor movement and the contributions that all workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and…

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From High Chair to High School

So, today is my oldest daughter’s first day of high school and I ask myself, how can this be? Rationally, I know that she has grown-up, gone to grade school, and is now at that magical age of 14 years old where kids typically transition to high school. However, the irrational side of me doesn’t…

importance of having a hobby

The Importance of Having a Hobby

A hobby is typically defined as an activity or interest pursued outside one’s regular occupation and engaged in primarily for pleasure. For example, as a self-avowed entertainment enthusiast, I like to collect movie/TV/pop culture memorabilia; I also enjoy photography and reading. I especially love Star Wars, James Bond, and the Green Bay Packers, as evidenced…

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Managers and Delegation

Delegation: The assignment of responsibility or authority to another person (normally from a manager to one of his/her employees) to carry out specific activities. However, the person who delegated the work remains accountable for the outcome of the delegated work. It is one of the core concepts of management leadership. Whether you are a newer…