One thing is sure…we have to do something

One of the biggest regrets is feeling that we "woulda, coulda, shoulda": I woulda taken that promotion...if only I hadn't been afraid. I coulda succeeded at my dream job...if only I had managed my time better. I shoulda changed careers...if only I had known what I wanted. The regret (and guilt) associated with thoughts of … Continue reading One thing is sure…we have to do something

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”

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

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

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)

“I Hate My Job!” How Negative Coworkers Contribute to Burnout [VIDEO]

This is video #9 in a 10-part series focusing on the 10 ways that organizations burn out employees. I'll discuss how negative co-workers can burn out employees -- plus actions you can take now to overcome assumptions as to WHY workers are so negative as well as how to create a more positive work environment. … Continue reading “I Hate My Job!” How Negative Coworkers Contribute to Burnout [VIDEO]

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

Who Cares? How a Lack of Organizational Caring Creates Burnout [VIDEO]

This is video #4 in a 10-part series focusing on the 10 ways that organizations burn out employees.  I'll define organizational caring and discuss how a lack of caring leads to employee burnout, then provide tips to develop goals that create win-win outcomes for the company and its workers. Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the … Continue reading Who Cares? How a Lack of Organizational Caring Creates Burnout [VIDEO]