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?

Why I STOPPED Trying to “Do It All” During the Holidays

Does “having it all” necessarily mean “doing it all?” In today’s fast-paced, chaotic world, we’ve developed a strong tendency to “go for the gold” in everything that we do -- and we're under constant pressure to do so: It's not enough to have a "happy" holiday...it has to be an AWESOME holiday! It's not enough to … Continue reading Why I STOPPED Trying to “Do It All” During the Holidays

Acceptance Can Overcome Consequences

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

We Are The Stuff on Which Our Minds Are Set

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

Developing Charisma: Why It’s a Skill That Can Be Learned

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

6 Cultural Characteristics of Innovative Companies (Infographic)

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)

Who Needs Sleep? How Work Overload Burns Out Employees [VIDEO]

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]