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

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

I Win…You Lose: How Politics and Sabotage Create Burnout [VIDEO]

This is video #7 in a 10-part series focusing on the 10 ways that organizations burn out employees. I'll discuss how environments that condone (or encourage) politics can lead to sabotage and employee burnout -- plus I'll provide tips on how to prevent it from happening in your workplace. Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the … Continue reading I Win…You Lose: How Politics and Sabotage Create Burnout [VIDEO]

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

We Don’t Have It! How Insufficient Resources Create Employee Burnout [VIDEO]

This is video #6 in a 10-part series focusing on the 10 ways that organizations burn out employees.  I'll discuss how insufficient resources lead to employee burnout and give tips on balancing the financial and human costs of providing -- or NOT providing -- the necessary resources. Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President and … Continue reading We Don’t Have It! How Insufficient Resources Create 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

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