https://youtu.be/j2pjj7ink3w Many people believe that the frustration, anger, apathy, exhaustion, and cynicism that they are experiencing is "just stress." Instead, I believe that they're burning out. It is my mission to educate organizational leaders and employees that yes, job burnout IS real and it's definitely not in your imagination! When you're burned out, the emotional, … Continue reading Is job burnout real?
I was so grateful to be part of a TEDx event and am even more grateful that the YouTube video of my presentation has resonated with so many people! Burnout vs. PTSD: More similar than you think... focuses on the glaring similarities that I discovered in my research leading to the Burnout During Organizational Change Model … Continue reading My TEDx Talk Passes 350K Views! [VIDEO]
I’ve always been a believer that knowledge is power and that it provides opportunities that might otherwise be overlooked. Never in my wildest dreams did I believe that his knowledge and experience would be a disadvantage in the job market. Let me explain: I’m one of those professionals who has led a dual-career track. I’m … Continue reading How I Educated Myself OUT of the Job Market
When I was conducting my research that led to the Burnout During Organizational Change Model (B-DOC), I asked my participants to identify what they believed led to their burnout. I didn’t offer any potential choices relating to what I thought caused burnout. So, one particular finding left me, well, flabbergasted: A disturbing 57.1% of my … Continue reading What To Do When Your Boss Is Unethical
Have you ever asked a child what he or she wants to be when they grow up? Usually they have a long, extensive list of all the professional possibilities just waiting for them when they grow up. But ask an adult what he or she really wants to do professionally? Well, that’s usually a completely … Continue reading So, What Do You REALLY Want to Do?
I'm so pleased to share my recent interview on Carol Miltersteiner's Dutch podcast, The Better Achiever! In this 56-minute interview, I shared my own experience with burnout and how it has shaped my research and practice - plus I provided some insights into workplace stressors that lead to burnout. You can also listen to this … Continue reading The Truth About Workplace Burnout [INTERVIEW]
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
Career development programs are necessary if organizations want to build their employees' competencies and commitment. In fact, these programs provide win-win outcomes for the company and its workforce. Employers with active career development programs experience greater loyalty, productivity, and retention as well as decreased turnover. Because company-sponsored career development activities increase employees' awareness of promotional … Continue reading 10 Elements of a Strong Career Development Program [VIDEO]
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)
The world of work is changing rapidly and affecting both employees and the managers who must find the "right fit" in the hiring process. Many of us feel overworked as we constantly strive to complete projects faster in the name of "efficiency." But this can lead to a major recruitment dilemma: when you're in a … Continue reading Hiring for Competencies [VIDEO]