How to Promote a Stress-Free Workplace [INTERVIEW]

Last month I was thrilled to be part of an international online summit focusing on burnout in nurses.  Even if you're not a nurse, the insights from the summit can help you avoid and overcome burnout.  In this 30-minute interview, I discuss the workplace stressors that can lead to burnout.   Thanks to the generosity of Ashild Tilrem … Continue reading How to Promote a Stress-Free Workplace [INTERVIEW]

Life Is Like Riding a Bicycle

Why do we tend to focus so much on arriving at the goal...but forget about the journey?  Why is it so easy to quit moving forward after we've reached our destination? In other words, why do we STOP moving after a perceived "end point?" Nothing in life is static.  We are constantly moving.  The goal, … Continue reading Life Is Like Riding a Bicycle

What To Do When Your Boss Is Unethical

When I was conducting my research that led to the Burnout During Organizational Change Model (B-DOC), I asked my participants to identify what they believed led to their burnout.  I didn’t offer any potential choices relating to what I thought caused burnout.  So, one particular finding left me, well, flabbergasted: A disturbing 57.1% of my … Continue reading What To Do When Your Boss Is Unethical

So, What Do You REALLY Want to Do?

Have you ever asked a child what he or she wants to be when they grow up?  Usually they have a long, extensive list of all the professional possibilities just waiting for them when they grow up. But ask an adult what he or she really wants to do professionally?  Well, that’s usually a completely … Continue reading So, What Do You REALLY Want to Do?

The Truth About Workplace Burnout [INTERVIEW]

I'm so pleased to share my recent interview on Carol Miltersteiner's Dutch podcast, The Better Achiever! In this 56-minute interview, I shared my own experience with burnout and how it has shaped my research and practice - plus I provided some insights into workplace stressors that lead to burnout. You can also listen to this … Continue reading The Truth About Workplace Burnout [INTERVIEW]

5 Tips to a New Job in the New Year

Is finding a new job one of your new year’s resolutions?  If you want to find a new job, just search the online want ads.  But if you want to find the right job, you’ll need to drastically change your job search strategy. The modern job search is a constantly changing flood of “high tech” … Continue reading 5 Tips to a New Job in the New Year

A Fresh Start After a Perceived “Failure”

Let's face it:  we've all failed -- and often quite spectacularly. How we define "failure" is closely related to our unmet expectations:  when our projected outcomes do not align with our current reality...when we judge and compare ourselves to others...when our negative self-talk plays in a demoralizing perpetual loop. We all fall down -- but … Continue reading A Fresh Start After a Perceived “Failure”

The Scariest Thing Is Hate

Given the tragedy at the synagogue in Pittsburgh, it is time to remember:  the only way to create change in the world is to first change and love ourselves.  Let us stop hurting each other so that a tragedy like that which happened at the Squirrel Hill synagogue will never occur again. Dr. Geri Puleo, … Continue reading The Scariest Thing Is Hate

Why Burnout Is NOT Inevitable

Burnout has become rampant in the modern workplace. As the demands on our time, creativity, and problem-solving capabilities increase, this creates a stressor-rich environment that can contribute to burnout. Even though our professional and personal lives have become increasingly hectic, time-consuming, and stressful, we DON'T have to become victims of this stress by succumbing to … Continue reading Why Burnout Is NOT Inevitable

Nothing can stop you from letting go…and starting over

Letting go is hard.  We hold on to so many things that no longer serve us.  We stay in jobs that demoralize us.  We stay in relationships in which we no longer have anything in common.  We stay stuck on a strategy that isn't producing the results that we desire. Yet we continue to hang … Continue reading Nothing can stop you from letting go…and starting over