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]

My TEDx Talk Passes 350K Views! [VIDEO]

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]

5 Ways to Tell If You’re Burned Out [VIDEO]

Are you feeling stressed out ...but don't know if you're burned out? In this 2-1/2 minute video short, you'll discover 5 common signs that you might be burning out AND get tips on how to overcome each. Dr. Geri Puleo is the President/CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc. with a mission to eradicate workplace burnout … Continue reading 5 Ways to Tell If You’re Burned Out [VIDEO]

Stress, Fatigue, and Burnout: What to do now to finally get some sleep

If you’re feeling tired, you’re not alone.  According to a recent NSC survey, 73% of Americans reported that they felt too tired to function at work 53% admitted they are less productive 44% had trouble focusing But is there an underlying cause for our fatigue?  Sleep deprivation may be the underlying factor. Heavy workloads, extended … Continue reading Stress, Fatigue, and Burnout: What to do now to finally get some sleep

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?

The Truth About Workplace Burnout [INTERVIEW]

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]

A Fresh Start After a Perceived “Failure”

Let's face it:  we've all failed -- and often quite spectacularly. How we define "failure" is closely related to our unmet expectations:  when our projected outcomes do not align with our current reality...when we judge and compare ourselves to others...when our negative self-talk plays in a demoralizing perpetual loop. We all fall down -- but … Continue reading A Fresh Start After a Perceived “Failure”

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

Nothing can stop you from letting go…and starting over

Letting go is hard.  We hold on to so many things that no longer serve us.  We stay in jobs that demoralize us.  We stay in relationships in which we no longer have anything in common.  We stay stuck on a strategy that isn't producing the results that we desire. Yet we continue to hang … Continue reading Nothing can stop you from letting go…and starting over