The Impossibility of Giving 110%

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 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]

We Don’t Have It! How Insufficient Resources Create Employee Burnout [VIDEO]

This is video #6 in a 10-part series focusing on the 10 ways that organizations burn out employees.  I'll discuss how insufficient resources lead to employee burnout and give tips on balancing the financial and human costs of providing -- or NOT providing -- the necessary resources. Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President and … Continue reading We Don’t Have It! How Insufficient Resources Create Employee Burnout [VIDEO]

Will Flexible Work Schedules Benefit Your Organization? 10 Factors to Consider

Workplace flexibility.  All employees want it…most employers say they provide it…but few fully harness its benefits.  Whether you’re seeking work-life balance, trying to reduce employee burnout, or responding to new paradigms at how work is done, you need to consider 10 critical factors before introducing flexible work arrangements in the workplace. 10 Factors to Consider … Continue reading Will Flexible Work Schedules Benefit Your Organization? 10 Factors to Consider

Efficiency vs. Effectiveness: How Leaders Balance Both [VIDEO]

Efficiency vs. effectiveness: why is it so hard to have BOTH in today’s hypercompetitive world? Dr. Geri Puleo discusses the best times for managers to focus on efficiency OR effectiveness.

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

Worked to Death: The Physical Consequences of Extreme Burnout

Worked to Death: The Physical Consequences of Burnout (by Dr. Geri Puleo). Karoshi means "death by overwork" -- it is a real medical condition and might be the result of prolonged burnout. http://wp.me/p2fzap-al

Why I Hate Labels: Are We “Should-ing” Ourselves Into Burnout?

Why I Hate Labels: Are We “Should-ing” Ourselves Into Burnout? (by Dr. Geri Puleo) http://wp.me/p2fzap-9C

Are YOU at Risk for Burnout? The Top 6 High-Risk Personalities [VIDEO]

Not everyone responds to stress in the same way.  Some people seem to be energized by it, but far too many others tend to become frustrated, angry, apathetic, and burned out.  Even though our workplaces can create highly stressful environments in which we do our jobs, how we approach our work (based on our personality … Continue reading Are YOU at Risk for Burnout? The Top 6 High-Risk Personalities [VIDEO]