The only constant in work today is that everything is going to change – usually significantly and usually in a way that will have a trickle down effect on just about everything else that we do.
So how do you manage so much change without burning out? The only way that I’ve found is to follow Stephen Covey’s advice: keep first things first. In other words, I have to prioritize what’s important, what’s urgent and what isn’t.
You can’t control everything in your work or life. Stuff happens, things change, people don’t do what they say that they will do. But to avoid feeling like I’m reactively bouncing around inside a pinball machine, I keep my internal compass set on what is important. I let my priorities guide my actions.
I’d like to share some of my ideas on how to prioritize when everything is changing. The link below will open the first of my podcasts on this site — so feel free to listen to and share!
The Power of Priorities During Organizational Change (podcast running time is approximately 6 minutes)
Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President and CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc., an eLearning and Coaching company focused on eradicating workplace burnout through the B-DOC Model. An entrepreneur for over 25 years, keynote speaker, author, blogger, business coach, university professor, and researcher, you can see her “in action” by watching her TEDx Talk on YouTube. To contact Dr. Puleo, please go to www.gapuleo.com.