What Networking Is…and Isn’t [VIDEO]

Networking is all about creating connections -- BUT your connections don't create a viable network unless there is a mutual commitment to helping each other achieve their goals. The many misconceptions about networking serve to derail attempts to grow and sustain a network.  In this 12-minute video, I'll dive into common networking mistakes and provide … Continue reading What Networking Is…and Isn’t [VIDEO]

The Top 5 Listening Mistakes (What to Do Instead)

It's a proven fact:  listening is more than just the physical act of hearing.  So why do we sometimes "zone out" during conversations?  Even though we may be able to hear what is being said, it's only through aggressive listening that we can really understand what is being said -- on both denotative (definitions) and connotative (emotional) … Continue reading The Top 5 Listening Mistakes (What to Do Instead)

Taking Control of Your Career: The Fundamental Skill of Career Management

I can't believe that we're already in the middle of the year!  Looking back over the past six months, it's time to take stock of where we've been -- and where we're going. While such career self-reflection seems to be a natural part of the December holiday season, it should be a part of our on-going routine.  … Continue reading Taking Control of Your Career: The Fundamental Skill of Career Management

Why It’s Time to Put an End to “Busy-ness”

Is your business life burning you out – or is it the constant “busy-ness” that’s exhausting you? Is there REALLY a difference?! Simply stated, YES. There is a critical difference that is based on the priorities that you use to determine your daily activities. While it is noble, worthwhile, and even essential to actively participate … Continue reading Why It’s Time to Put an End to “Busy-ness”

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]

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

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

10 Elements of a Strong Career Development Program [VIDEO]

Career development programs are necessary if organizations want to build their employees' competencies and commitment. In fact, these programs provide win-win outcomes for the company and its workforce. Employers with active career development programs experience greater loyalty, productivity, and retention as well as decreased turnover.  Because company-sponsored career development activities increase employees' awareness of promotional … Continue reading 10 Elements of a Strong Career Development Program [VIDEO]

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)