Knowing Is Not Enough

On some level, we all know what we need to do in order to succeed.  We've taken the courses, attended the lectures, listened to the podcasts...but somehow we tend to stay "stuck." Creating the necessary changes in our lives requires the decision to make those changes.  That means pushing down our fears and deciding that we will … Continue reading Knowing Is Not Enough

Why We Keep Asking Questions

Are we too focused on finding all the answers? As a researcher, I know that this is a controversial thought to express -- but (as every researcher knows) for every question that is answered, several more appear. Isn't this also true in our own lives?  We think we know all the answers...but then life throws … Continue reading Why We Keep Asking Questions

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

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

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

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

Where Are We Going? How a Lack of Vision or Direction Creates Employee Burnout [Video]

This is video #1 in a 10-part series focusing on the 10 ways that organizations burn out employees. I'll discuss how the lack of an organizational vision or direction leads to employee burnout plus provides tips on creating a compelling organizational vision and establishing the path to achieve it. Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the … Continue reading Where Are We Going? How a Lack of Vision or Direction Creates Employee Burnout [Video]

5 Myths About Organizational Change

There are few words that are as dreaded by employees as “organizational change.”  But is the fear justified – or is it the result of some all too common misperceptions by change leaders? Based on my research and practice, I’ve identified five common myths about organizational change:  what it is, why it often fails, and … Continue reading 5 Myths About Organizational Change

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