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

Finding a Job Can Be Scary: How NOT to Be Afraid [VIDEO]

Job searches can be scary, but I've discovered 10 ways to over come the fears and stay focused and motivated throughout your job campaign.  Learn how in this 7-1/2 minute video. Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President and CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc., an eLearning and Coaching company focused on eradicating workplace burnout … Continue reading Finding a Job Can Be Scary: How NOT to Be Afraid [VIDEO]

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

Is Job Dissatisfaction Worse Than Overwork?

While work overload can cause burnout, being under-satisfied in a job can destroy hope.  Which do you think is more detrimental:  overwork or job dissatisfaction?  (I'm looking forward to your thoughts.) Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President and CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc., an eLearning and Coaching company focused on eradicating workplace burnout … Continue reading Is Job Dissatisfaction Worse Than Overwork?

Workplace Compassion: What It Is, Why It’s Missing, and How It Contributes to Organizational Success

Should we expect to find compassion in our workplaces – or should we check our emotions at the door in order to be more productive at work?   Is workplace compassion a “nice to have” bonus at work – or is it an organizational imperative for innovation and profitability?  According to recent research, compassion may be … Continue reading Workplace Compassion: What It Is, Why It’s Missing, and How It Contributes to Organizational Success

I Win…You Lose: How Politics and Sabotage Create Burnout [VIDEO]

This is video #7 in a 10-part series focusing on the 10 ways that organizations burn out employees. I'll discuss how environments that condone (or encourage) politics can lead to sabotage and employee burnout -- plus I'll provide tips on how to prevent it from happening in your workplace. Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the … Continue reading I Win…You Lose: How Politics and Sabotage Create Burnout [VIDEO]

Finding Your Passion: 5 Ways to Turn Your Professional Dreams into Reality

Are dreams the same as goals?  If not, what do you absolutely need to do to transform an idealistic dream into tangible reality?  This is a challenge facing many professionals.  But why? Perhaps many people live lives of quiet desperation due to today's hyperactive, 24/7, constantly "connected" lifestyle.  When you're constantly "on," it makes it difficult … Continue reading Finding Your Passion: 5 Ways to Turn Your Professional Dreams into Reality

The Instant De-Stresser You Can Do at Your Desk

Breathing is natural.  It’s part of our autonomic nervous system, so we don’t even have to think about it.  But maybe we should consciously focus on our breathing in order to avoid stress and burnout. Anxiety and stress have interesting effects on the breath.  Since breathing is controlled by the autonomic nervous system, changes in … Continue reading The Instant De-Stresser You Can Do at Your Desk

Listen to the Naysayers: How Resistors Can Actually HELP During Organizational Change

Change resistance.   It’s the bane of change leaders’ existence…but should it be?  Could change resistance actually be a BLESSING?!  And if you are the target of an organizational change initiative, should you keep your doubts and concerns to yourself? These are some of the fundamental challenges facing change leaders and change targets when an organization … Continue reading Listen to the Naysayers: How Resistors Can Actually HELP During Organizational Change

Paradigm Shifter #1 – Trust your gut

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