Yep, Chronic Workplace Stress Leads to Burnout… [VIDEO]

The World Health Organization has finally recognized burnout as a workplace phenomenon arising from...you guessed it...chronic job stress.  This is something that we've all been painfully aware of, but W.H.O.'s inclusion of burnout in its 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases as a workplace phenomenon is a game changer.   As I mentioned in my TEDx Talk, … Continue reading Yep, Chronic Workplace Stress Leads to Burnout… [VIDEO]

What To Do When Your Boss Is Unethical

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

So, What Do You REALLY Want to Do?

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?

Why Burnout Is NOT Inevitable

Burnout has become rampant in the modern workplace. As the demands on our time, creativity, and problem-solving capabilities increase, this creates a stressor-rich environment that can contribute to burnout. Even though our professional and personal lives have become increasingly hectic, time-consuming, and stressful, we DON'T have to become victims of this stress by succumbing to … Continue reading Why Burnout Is NOT Inevitable

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

Wasting Time on the Urgent…But Forgetting the Important [VIDEO]

"Busy-ness" occurs when we react to looming deadlines and crises around us.  The problem is that we often "forget" to take action on the things that are most important to us.  When we procrastinate, important tasks become urgent -- leading to unmet goals and burnout. This 12-minute video explores how procrastination takes us away from … Continue reading Wasting Time on the Urgent…But Forgetting the Important [VIDEO]

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”

Acceptance Can Overcome Consequences

Acceptance is the first step to letting go of the past...and moving forward into the future. Many of us are resilient enough to accept our contributions to a negative outcome -- in fact, we may berate ourselves for our missteps. Such "guilt trips" only keep us rooted in the past and prevent us from harnessing … Continue reading Acceptance Can Overcome Consequences

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

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