The ability to efficiently multi-task has been the holy grail for many overworked employees. The logic is that they can double their productivity (not just enhance it!) if only they can learn how to do two (or more!) tasks at the same time! Organizational leaders encourage this behavior by believing that multi-tasking will save … Continue reading Single-Tasking’s Simplicity Beats Multi-Tasking’s Complexity
Replace new year's resolutions with a mantra Do you still create a list of new year’s resolutions…or have you given up on the practice? According to a 2015 University of Scranton study, 80% of new year's resolutions fail. And if you’re wondering how quickly people give up on those resolutions, a 2019 USA Today report found … Continue reading One Word vs. a List of Resolutions
COVID-19 is real and has been affecting the way in which we work and live. WFH (work from home) has changed our routines -- and is causing many of us to realize that our previous schedules were highly stressful. Perhaps during this time of remote working and WFH, we can take stock of how stressed … Continue reading What do you REALLY need to recover from burnout?
The coronavirus pandemic is a global threat to health, safety, and economic stability. In response, many countries have imposed "stay at home" mandates to enforce social distancing. Routines have often been smashed as eligible employees struggle with their new remote work arrangements. Those who are new to a remote work arrangement are often faced with … Continue reading Burnout Recovery: The Potential Upside of Coronavirus Remote Work?
As global citizens, we are communally responding to the coronavirus pandemic -- but we are doing it in a variety of ways. Some of us are frozen by fear of the unknown...fear of the radical changes in our daily habits...fear for ourselves, others, and our community. But fear can only grow through the continuous repetition … Continue reading Transform Fear Into Courage
The dirty little secret in many organizations is burnout -- but most companies refuse to admit it. Instead their managers focus on building the resiliency of their employees. It's a positive spin on an ever-growing workplace challenge. But the truth is this: Resiliency cannot exist if you are burned out. I focused on this issue … Continue reading Are You Resilient at Work? [VIDEO]
Your experience of the world reflects your perspective of it. Far too often, we become stressed out by what's going on in our environment. But have you noticed that some other people might not be feeling the same stress? It all has to do with your perception. Your estimate of what is happening and what it does … Continue reading Change Your Perception…Change Your Stress
If you have recently recognized that you are (unfortunately!) burned out AND you have begun to take proactive steps to recover (fortunately!), I have some advice: Be patient! You didn't burn out overnight -- it's usually at least 6 months to 2 years prior to a full-blown burnout -- so your recovery needs to be … Continue reading Recovering From Burnout? Be Patient! [VIDEO]
The World Health Organization has finally recognized burnout as a workplace phenomenon arising from...you guessed it...chronic job stress. This is something that we've all been painfully aware of, but W.H.O.'s inclusion of burnout in its 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases as a workplace phenomenon is a game changer. As I mentioned in my TEDx Talk, … Continue reading Yep, Chronic Workplace Stress Leads to Burnout… [VIDEO]
I was so grateful to be part of a TEDx event and am even more grateful that the YouTube video of my presentation has resonated with so many people! Burnout vs. PTSD: More similar than you think... focuses on the glaring similarities that I discovered in my research leading to the Burnout During Organizational Change Model … Continue reading My TEDx Talk Passes 350K Views! [VIDEO]