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. Dr. Geri Puleo discusses 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, … 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

Paradigm Shifter #48 – Identify your life’s purpose

Paradigm Shifter #43: Identify your life's purpose (by Dr. Geri Puleo). How to create success on your own terms by bolding living according to your life's purpose.

Paradigm Shifter #8 – Every day can be a new beginning IF you want it

Many people view the New Year as a time for new (or renewed) commitments. I have also found that just as many view the changing of the calendar as just another day.  Is one view better than the other? What if there was a third way to view the start of a new year? What … Continue reading Paradigm Shifter #8 – Every day can be a new beginning IF you want it

Lemons, Lemonade, and Lemon Drops: The 3 Possible Responses to Any Challenge

It has been said that “life is what happens when you’re planning something else.”  Our responses to these unwanted, unexpected, or “unfair” situations are the determining factors of how our lives will continue after these situations eventually end. These responses are more profound than the simple choice between optimism and pessimism. Instead, our responses to … Continue reading Lemons, Lemonade, and Lemon Drops: The 3 Possible Responses to Any Challenge