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

“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]

The Impossibility of Giving 110%

In business, we all know that if our expenses (what we give out) are 110% of our income (what we take in), then we will run a deficit and face potential bankruptcy.  Why can we understand this simple mathematical concept when it comes to money…but ignore it when it comes to our own lives? In … Continue reading The Impossibility of Giving 110%

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

The Instant De-Stresser You Can Do at Your Desk

Breathing is natural.  It’s part of our autonomic nervous system, so we don’t even have to think about it.  But maybe we should consciously focus on our breathing in order to avoid stress and burnout. Anxiety and stress have interesting effects on the breath.  Since breathing is controlled by the autonomic nervous system, changes in … Continue reading The Instant De-Stresser You Can Do at Your Desk

Paradigm Shifter #1 – Trust your gut

I’ve observed that many of us rely almost exclusively on quantitative evidence, while ignoring or even disparaging our more subjective qualitative insights. Is this indulgence in data-driven, linear analysis due to our fear of the unknown? Are we so driven by “hard” data that we are blocking the “soft” insights available only through our gut … Continue reading Paradigm Shifter #1 – Trust your gut

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.

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

Forgetting How to Laugh: An Overlooked Sign of Burnout

Forgetting How to Laugh: An Overlooked Sign of Burnout (by Dr. Geri Puleo). Ever notice how much better you feel when you laugh out loud? Scientific studies have shown that your belly laughs play a vital role in your overall health and well-being. Why laughter can be the best medicine to avoid and overcome burnout. http://wp.me/p2fzap-9T