How I Use Priorities to Avoid Burnout (and you can, too!) 

Priorities itemized on a grid Avoiding burnout requires living life by YOUR priorities by maintaining supportive boundaries.  However, figuring out what YOUR specific boundaries are…well, that’s the hard part.  Let’s start off with really understanding what constitutes a “boundary”:  It’s a clear indication of where one thing ends and another begins It’s a dividing line … Continue reading How I Use Priorities to Avoid Burnout (and you can, too!) 

The First Step to Take If You’re Burning Out

Baby steps walking away As an expert in workplace burnout, I’m often asked:  “What should I do when I realize I’m burned out?”  First of all, let me congratulate you on recognizing that you ARE burned out!  I’m not being flippant.  Denial is one of the key characteristics of the downward spiral to burnout.  So … Continue reading The First Step to Take If You’re Burning Out

Recovering From Burnout? Be Patient! [VIDEO]

If you have recently recognized that you are (unfortunately!) burned out AND you have begun to take proactive steps to recover (fortunately!), I have some advice: Be patient!   You didn't burn out overnight -- it's usually at least 6 months to 2 years prior to a full-blown burnout -- so your recovery needs to be … Continue reading Recovering From Burnout? Be Patient! [VIDEO]

5 Ways to Tell If You’re Burned Out [VIDEO]

Are you feeling stressed out ...but don't know if you're burned out? In this 2-1/2 minute video short, you'll discover 5 common signs that you might be burning out AND get tips on how to overcome each. Dr. Geri Puleo is the President/CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc. with a mission to eradicate workplace burnout … Continue reading 5 Ways to Tell If You’re Burned Out [VIDEO]

Life Is Like Riding a Bicycle

Why do we tend to focus so much on arriving at the goal...but forget about the journey?  Why is it so easy to quit moving forward after we've reached our destination? In other words, why do we STOP moving after a perceived "end point?" Nothing in life is static.  We are constantly moving.  The goal, … Continue reading Life Is Like Riding a Bicycle

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end

Beginnings and endings:  are they really that different?  Or are they different ways of viewing the same event? To begin anew means giving up what we did in the past in order to begin unfettered in creating a new future.  A fresh beginning that allows us to to move freely forward requires accepting that the … Continue reading Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end

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

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

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]