Warning Signs of Burnout: 6 Symptoms That I Didn’t Ignore

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I inadvertently became a participant or statistic in my on-going research into what causes and maintains employee burnout during organizational change.  The situation:  I was a new full-time faculty member at a university that was attempting to transform itself and I had no control over the constantly changing … Continue reading Warning Signs of Burnout: 6 Symptoms That I Didn’t Ignore

Spiraling Downward: The Path to Burnout During Organizational Change

As I mentioned last week, I inadvertently became a case study over the last year in my on-going research into what causes and maintains employee burnout during organizational change.  Even though I had worked as an adjunct prior to accepting a full-time faculty position at this university, I was unprepared for the radical difference in … Continue reading Spiraling Downward: The Path to Burnout During Organizational Change

Working Wisdom: Every Minute Has the Power of Choice

Between stimulus and response, there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom. - Stephen Covey Life should not be a series of knee jerk reactions to the stuff that happens to us.  When things become chaotic, when we have too … Continue reading Working Wisdom: Every Minute Has the Power of Choice

What to Do First When Everything Is Changing (Podcast)

The only constant in work today is that everything is going to change – usually significantly and usually in a way that will have a trickle down effect on just about everything else that we do. So how do you manage so much change without burning out?  The only way that I’ve found is to … Continue reading What to Do First When Everything Is Changing (Podcast)

Working Wisdom: Are You Focusing on the Things That Matter Most?

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. - Goethe At the end of the day, how much time and energy have you spent on the things that are really important to you?  If you’re like most of us, the pressing urgency of unimportant distractions often interrupts our … Continue reading Working Wisdom: Are You Focusing on the Things That Matter Most?

What to Do When Someone Else’s Disorganization Creates Your Chaos

I’m a planner; it’s the only way that I can accomplish all my goals without burning out or going a little crazy.  So what do you do when an authority figure gives you wrong information – but then YOU have to change your entire schedule in order to deal with the resulting chaos?  It changes … Continue reading What to Do When Someone Else’s Disorganization Creates Your Chaos