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?
Acceptance is the first step to letting go of the past...and moving forward into the future. Many of us are resilient enough to accept our contributions to a negative outcome -- in fact, we may berate ourselves for our missteps. Such "guilt trips" only keep us rooted in the past and prevent us from harnessing … Continue reading Acceptance Can Overcome Consequences
Throughout the ages, sages have advised us to monitor our thoughts -- because they determine what we do and how we respond, which in turn determines the life that we experience. So, what are YOU thinking about today? Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President and CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc., an eLearning and … Continue reading We Are The Stuff on Which Our Minds Are Set
What IS charisma? Is it an innate personality trait – or is it a skill that can be learned? Does charisma require you to be an extrovert – or can “shy” people be charismatic, too? Finally, is it really important in business today? Although charisma can be difficult to define, this definition takes charisma out … Continue reading Developing Charisma: Why It’s a Skill That Can Be Learned
Innovation in business is defined as moving forward by implementing new, more effective processes, products, and ideas. But such innovation cannot simply be demanded by organizational leaders. The employees charged with the duty to innovate must be motivated and empowered to do so. Unfortunately, that's where many of the challenges of innovation emerge. Employees will … Continue reading 6 Cultural Characteristics of Innovative Companies (Infographic)
This is the final video in my 10-part series focusing on the 10 ways that organizations burn out employees. I'll discuss how two types of work overload burn out employees -- plus the actions you can take now to prioritize projects and help employees create a better work-life balance. Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the … Continue reading Who Needs Sleep? How Work Overload Burns Out Employees [VIDEO]
In business, we all know that if our expenses (what we give out) are 110% of our income (what we take in), then we will run a deficit and face potential bankruptcy. Why can we understand this simple mathematical concept when it comes to money…but ignore it when it comes to our own lives? In … Continue reading The Impossibility of Giving 110%
I’ve observed that many of us rely almost exclusively on quantitative evidence, while ignoring or even disparaging our more subjective qualitative insights. Is this indulgence in data-driven, linear analysis due to our fear of the unknown? Are we so driven by “hard” data that we are blocking the “soft” insights available only through our gut … Continue reading Paradigm Shifter #1 – Trust your gut
Paradigm Shifter #43: Identify your life's purpose (by Dr. Geri Puleo). How to create success on your own terms by bolding living according to your life's purpose.
Forgetting How to Laugh: An Overlooked Sign of Burnout (by Dr. Geri Puleo). Ever notice how much better you feel when you laugh out loud? Scientific studies have shown that your belly laughs play a vital role in your overall health and well-being. Why laughter can be the best medicine to avoid and overcome burnout. http://wp.me/p2fzap-9T